Progression Requirements

2024W students register for courses based on their class standing. Class standing is automatically assessed by Workday student. Students will have access to their class standing in mid-May on Workday. 

Rules that govern class standing can be found in the UBC Academic Calendar:

Integrated Sciences expects that students meet the following specialization requirements for sufficient progress in their degree:

By the time a student reaches 3rd year class standing:

  • An approved Integrated Sciences degree proposal contract.
  • 12 credits at the 200-level or above in at least two areas of Science (areas of science are: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Computational Sciences (Includes MATH, CPSC, STAT, DSCI), to support upper-level studies in their specialization

By the time a student reaches 4th year class standing

  • Completed at least 72 credits
    • Of these 50 or more are science credits and include all of the lower-level requirements.
    • The communications requirement must be complete.
    • At least all but one of the courses required to satisfy the Science Breadth Requirement.
  • Majors students will need to have completed 16 credits specified in the program (ISCI + discipline courses). Honours students will need to have completed 20 credits specified in the program.

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Graduating with Distinction

As stated in the UBC Calendar graduating students may earn a degree “with distinction” by achieving “an average of at least 85.0% on 30 credits of Science courses numbered 300 or above designated as part of the program by the department and approved by the Dean.”

The 30-credits must be Science credit courses (honorary science courses are not included in the calculation).

For Integrated Sciences, ISCI core and Science discipline courses are eligible. Discipline courses outside of Science are not eligible nor are non-discipline science courses. For Honours students, the Honours thesis course is also counted. The distinction average is computed from the 30 highest-graded credits among eligible courses.