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Progressing through the IS program is a two-step process. You apply to the specialization via the UBC Science second-year application, and complete a separate IS Degree Proposal after admission to be promoted to third year.

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

Degree Proposal Deadlines (for 2nd students admitted into the Integrated Sciences specialization in 2023).

July 31, 2023: All Integrated Sciences students must create a degree proposal account.

January 15, 2024: 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 12, 2024: All Integrated Sciences students must have completed and submitted their Degree Proposal to their mentor for approval by this date.

March 15, 2024: 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.