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Intgrated Science??

Old 12-25-2008 at 03:48 PM   #1
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Intgrated Science??
Supposedly you can get a hons degree in 4 but after an extra 5th you can get a masters.

I'm in high school right now, do you think this program is worth going to if i get in?

The material itself seems say the least..but since they only take 60 ppl hopefully the teachers will be "dedicated to our success."

Their site says in year 1, you have to take ISCI 1A24, which spans 2 terms and is worth 24 units, leaving 6 for electives.

This is the description:

Integrates learning of essential knowledge and skills from the fundamental scientific disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, earth science and psychology) in the context of pertinent topics and projects. Interdisciplinary teams of instructors will teach and linkages between discipline areas will be emphasized partly through study of 'thematic modules'.

Thematic modules..interesting. And there is a team of faculty.

I don't what to think of this.

Obviously if I wanted to go into research this would probably be the best thing. I'm also considering med school though, and my marks are really good, but like, if I go to kin or something, I don't know if they would be easier to earn. Anyone think they would be?

I really like pure science but then again I love the health aspect of kin.

On one side you get a masters on one side you don't, iSci will also leave me with more options in the future, but kin is probably easier.

aaaaaaaaa what to do! lol
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oh btw in year 2 you specialize in one of

Computer Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour
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Considering this program is new this year, I don't think anyone can tell you that its easier than kin or worth doing. Unfortunately, you're in the dark... follow your gut... thats my advice.

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Old 12-25-2008 at 09:48 PM   #5
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I don't think you would be able to go from an undergrad right into a Masters. I'm thinking you'd have to apply like anyone else. It's possible that the Masters program would only be a year though (many are...most are, technically from what I've seen).
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