Choosing an option
All Integrated Science Options (the core plus co-requisite courses) include biology, chemistry, Earth science, ethics, math (calculus), physics (in certain options), psychology, statistics, and writing. Different options incorporate a different suite of subjects and are designed to prepare students for a range of degree programs at Dalhousie. Note that any option will also prepare students for any of the life science degrees.
Check out "Tips for Choosing an Integrated Science Option" [PDF].
Option A - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Option A is recommended preparation for physical science BSc or engineering degrees as it includes a full year of Calculus and full year of a calculus-based Physics with content needed for Engineering (PHYC 1190/1290). Recommended for degrees in Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ocean Science, Physics and Atmospheric Science BSc degrees or Engineering degrees. The full year of Caluclus also makes this option suitable for Economics, Mathematics, or Statistics. Download class schedule for Option A [PDF 116 KB].
Option B - Biomedical Sciences
Option B is intended for students who are mainly interested in the life sciences but want to keep their options open by taking a full year of Calculus (Math 1000/1010) and full year of Physics for the Life Sciences (PHYC 1300) as may be needed for certain majors, double majors, or minors. Recommended for degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Immunology, Marine Biology, Medical Science, Neuroscience, Ocean Science, or Psychology. Also suitable for BSc degrees or minors in Economics, Mathematics, or Statistics, where a full year of Calculus is required or recommended. Download class schedule for Option B [PDF 114 KB].
Option C - Life Sciences
Option C will prepare students for B.Sc. degrees in the life sciences. This option is intended for life or medical science students who want a more normal workload and typical selection of courses, or want room in their schedule to take an elective in place of Physics. Recommended for students interested in Pharmacy or degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Immunology, Marine Biology, Medical Science, or Psychology. Download class schedule for Option C [PDF 113 KB].
The Integrated Science writing class will serve in lieu of ENGL 1000 for entry to Pharmacy.
Once registered for one of the Integrated Science Options, it is possible to make changes to the Chemistry, Math and Physics co-requisites. For more information, see page 2 of the Registration Worksheet [PDF 504 KB].