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Integrated Science

Bachelor of Science

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Because future scientific endeavors will encompass the study of all scientific disciplines, the Integrated Science Program at the University of Arizona was created in 2008 to provide a unique opportunity for students to explore the inter-connections between fundamental scientific areas, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, physics, and planetary sciences. ISP students will work closely with top UA faculty, both in the classroom and in the laboratory. The primary goal of the ISP is to provide talented undergraduates with an opportunity to pursue studies that go beyond the traditional major in a single field of science. Through coursework, research projects, and internships, ISP students explore the interrelationships among the sciences, the boundaries along which new fields are born, the discoveries made possible by cross-disciplinary research, and the excitement of such research enterprises here at the University of Arizona. The ISP is designed to provide training in critical thinking, analytical and quantitative problem solving, teamwork, and scientific writing/presentation that cross the boundaries of scientific disciplines, while at the same time ensuring that students have a depth of understanding in a traditional field. Students who major in the Integrated Science Program also select an emphasis area (minor or second major) in another undergraduate program.To be admitted into the ISP, students are required to have completed one year of calculus in high school with a grade of B or better, taken AP Calculus and received a 4 or 5 on the AP exam, or completed a community college or dual credit calculus course equivalent to MATH 124 or MATH 125 with a grade of B or better. In addition, students are expected to have completed four science courses in high school, with at least one course in chemistry and one course in physics. Grades in all four science courses must be B or better.

Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122A 1
MATH 122B 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry 4
IS 195a Intro to Integrated Science 1
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
MCB 181R Introductory Biology 3
MCB 181L Intro Biology Lab 1
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry 2 4
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
ECOL 182R Intro Biology II 3
ECOL 182L Intro Biology II Lab 1
General Education Tier 1 3
3rd Semester Summer
1st Semester-Second Language 3
2nd Semester-Second Language 4
4th Semester
MATH 254 Differential Equations or MATH 355 Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics 4
CHEM 241A Lectures in Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 243A Organic Chemistry Lab 1 1
CSC 227 Program Design and Development 4
5th Semester
MATH 223 Vector Calculus or MATH 362 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
PHYS 142 Intro Optics & Thermodynamics 4
MCB 303 Explorations in Integrated Science 4
CHEM 241B Lectures in Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHEM 243B Organic Chemistry Lab 2 1
6th Semester
MATH 363 Intro to Statistical Methods 3
BIOC 384 Foundations in Biochemistry 3
IS 499 Independent Study 3
Major Elective A 3
Minor Course 3
7th Semester
IS 395 Junior Seminar 1
Major Elective B 3
IS 499 Independent Study 3
Minor Course 3
General Education Tier 1 3
General Education Tier 1 3
8th Semester
Major Elective C 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
General Education Tier 1 3
General Education Tier 2 3
9th Semester
IS 498 Senior Capstone 3
IS 495 Seminar in Integrated Science 2
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
General Education Tier 2 3
General Education Tier 2 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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