Progressing through the Integrated Sciences specialization is a two-step process. You apply to the specialization via the UBC BSc Specialization Application, and complete a separate Integrated Sciences Degree Proposal after admission to progress to third year.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply through the Faculty of Science Specialization Application.
  2. Start working on your IS Degree Proposal. The proposal must be approved in order to progress to 3rd year.

Degree Proposal Deadlines

These deadlines apply to second year students who have been admitted into Integrated Sciences in 2024.

  • July 31, 2024: All Integrated Sciences students must create a degree proposal account.
  • January 15, 2025: All Integrated Sciences students must have a mentor by this date. The mentor must sign on to your degree proposal to indicate that he or she is your mentor.
  • February 10, 2025: All Integrated Sciences students must have completed and submitted their Degree Proposal to their mentor for approval by this date.
  • March 14, 2025: All Degree Proposals must be approved by the faculty mentor and submitted to the IS office for final approval by this date.

To be promoted to third year your Degree Proposal must be approved.

Students Transferring to Integrated Sciences from Other Specializations

There are limited seats for students transferring to Integrated Sciences from other specializations. To transfer into Integrated Sciences students must submit a degree proposal. When the degree proposal is approved the student will be transferred into the specialization. We assess degree proposals from transferring students between October and April.

Before applying transferring students should consider the length of time it takes to complete the degree proposal: The degree proposal process takes approximately 2 months to complete. This include developing, writing, editing the proposal, finding a faculty mentor, incorporating feedback, a proposal review from a random faculty mentor (can take up to 4 weeks), and then the final approval.

While working on the degree proposal transferring students should continue to take courses in the specialization they are currently registered in.

Once your degree proposal is approved we will update your specialization to Integrated Sciences.

Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Integrated Sciences

Leonard S. Klinck Building
464-6356 Agricultural Road V6T 1Z2

Faculty of Science

Office of the Dean, Earth Sciences Building
2178–2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada
V6T 1Z4
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