What can I do with this degree?

A world of possibilities

Through Integrated Science, you’ll develop a large suite of transferrable skills, including research methods, laboratory and field techniques, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, numeric and statistical techniques, planning, organization, and written and oral communication skills. These skills are especially important for careers in scientific research and the medical professions.

Examples of careers held by former Integrated Science students include:

  • Physicians and medical researchers
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Academic researchers (e.g., marine scientists, neuroscientists, physicists, organic chemists)
  • Scientists working for non-governmental organizations
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Science journalists
  • Teachers 
  • Engineers
Discover what our alumni have done with their degrees

Read our alumni stories to learn about some of the amazing things our former students have been up to since graduating from Dal.

Future studies

Integrated Science gives you more options  

After finishing the one-year Integrated Science program, which serves as the first year of your BSc degree, you’ll choose a major and take second-year courses with other BSc students.

Emphasis on scientific research methods and communication skills, along with a broad introduction to the sciences and experience with a wide range of techniques, makes any of the Integrated Science options an excellent foundation for an honours, combined honours, co-op or double major in the sciences.

Integrated science is ideal preparation for interdisciplinary fields like environmental sciences and life sciences. 

The Integrated Science program provides a broad background in science, which can help you pursue one of many study and career paths after completing your BSc.