Integrated Science

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Whether you are treating a patient, formulating a new drug, unraveling a sub-atomic mystery or modeling climate change, the ability to think and reason at the nexus of disciplines is essential to success. Develop your interdisciplinary mind-set in Integrated Science.  

Integrated Science is an enriched first-year program offering a cohesive set of courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics that can be taken as the first year of any York Science program. Integrated Science is designed around the connections between disciplines, allowing you to experience both the depth and breadth of scientific theory and practice. Some of these connections are inherent to the specific disciplines — like enzymes in biology and reaction rates in chemistry, or Newtonian mechanics in physics and derivatives in mathematics. Other connections are driven by larger questions that you will explore through integrated projects. In Integrated Science, you will learn to approach problems and develop solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective, applying the knowledge and skills that you gain within and across disciplines.

Integrated Science offers a number of benefits for first-year science students:

  • Small class size: With limited enrolment, class sizes are about a tenth of that of some of the larger first-year science courses. You will quickly feel part of a cohesive and caring community.
  • Strong faculty connections: You will get to know your professors very well, so you can begin building your professional network from day one.
  • Block scheduling: Integrated Science classes and labs are scheduled in blocks during the week. You will be in the Integrated Science classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 1pm, leaving your afternoons free for studying or other commitments. In any given week, you will normally have two three-hour labs on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. This type of schedule is especially well suited for students who commute to York or have additional commitments outside of school.
  • Innovative teaching and learning methods: As an Integrated Science student, you will progress through four carefully designed stages of learning — Prepare, Apply, Solidify and Integrate — to deepen your understanding of scientific concepts. Professors use innovative teaching practices such as peer instruction in the classroom to further enhance your learning process.
  • Depth and breadth in the sciences: If you enjoy all the sciences and aren’t yet sure exactly what you want to focus on, Integrated Science offers you the opportunity to explore across biology, chemistry, physics, and math before entering the second year of any of our York Science programs.
  • Preparation for health-professional exams: If you are considering writing your MCAT, PCAT or DAT in the future, then Integrated Science can help you acquire a strong and necessary background in introductory biology, chemistry and physics, as well as teaching you critical-thinking and reasoning skills.

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • Integrated Science classes
  • elective

BScFaculty of Science

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
  • Math 31
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of five academic subjects numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of four academic subjects at the Grade 12 level
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • Terminale math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
    • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • Senior-level math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
  • 2-unit math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
    • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • Linear Algebra 1
  • Calculus 1
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be completed during the first year of CEGEP)
    • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • Grade 12 math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • Senior-level math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
  • A-level math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
    • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Twelfth Year math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
  • Standard or higher-level math (Math Studies will not satisfy this requirement)
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • Grade XII math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Math 40S
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of five 40S level academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • Math 121 or 122 or Pre-Calc 12B
  • Advanced Math with Intro Calculus 120 or Pre-Calc 12B
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • Math 3204 or 3205 or 3200
  • Math 3207 or Calculus 3208
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of 11 credits completed at the 3000 level
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • Advanced Math 12 or Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of five Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
  • Math 31
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of five academic subjects numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
  • Math 31
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of five academic subjects numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • ENG4U
  • MHF4U
  • MCV4U
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • And a minimum of six academic Grade 12 U/M subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
    OUAC code YPU

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • MHF4U*
  • MCV4U*
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • BScFaculty of Science

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • Requirements for admission:
  • MHF4U*
  • MCV4U*
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • MHF4U*
  • MCV4U*
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • Math 621A or 621B
  • Math 611B
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of five academic subjects numbered 611 or 621
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 Linear Algebra
  • Grade 12 Calculus
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of six academic subjects (university preparation level)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • Math B30 and C30 or Pre-calculus 30
  • Calculus 30
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of five Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • Senior-level math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
  • Senior-level algebra
  • Senior-level calculus
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • Senior-level math
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics
  • BScFaculty of Science

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Biology and Chemistry and Physics (two must be at the Grade 12 level, one can be at the Grade 11 level)
  • A minimum of four academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.