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Integrated Science Major

The integrated science major is designed for students with a broader interest in the areas of science. The major is especially helpful for students intererested in pursuing careers in:

  • Environmental science
  • Neuroscience
  • Bioinformatics
  • Industrial research
  • Health professions

Unique to our major is the chance for students to integrate their multiple scientific interests at various integration points: one at the sophomore year, junior year, and senior year by participation in the capstone.

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Program Highlights

  • Integration Points: Interdisciplinary courses held during the sophomore, junior, and senior year; student learning outcomes for the major are assessed. These include competencies in Literacy (quantitative and qualitative), Communication, Inquiry, and Integration.
  • Learning Outcomes scaffolded throughout the major:
    • Students will identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use quantitative and conceptual information to share scientifically related information. (LITERACY)
    • Students will use oral and written communication to purposefully and effectively convey scientific information. (COMMUNICATION)
    • Students will effectively use the scientific process to evaluate methodology and original data to synthesize a conclusion based on this evaluation and in the context of disciplinary theories and the scholarly literature. (INQUIRY)
    • Students will effectively synthesize concepts, scientific processes, and/or theories from at least two scientific disciplines to help understand and/or solve a scientific question or problem. (INTEGRATION)
  • Integrated Health Science Track: designed specifically for those interested in careers in medicine including as a physical therapist, physician assistant, or physician.

Featured Student

Donovan Inniss '18 worked as a neuroscience undergraduate student researcher at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the summer of 2016. Donovan was part of the Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP). Read more about Donavan.

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Graduate schools CSB/SJU students have been admitted to recently include:
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Southern California
  • Marquette University
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota - Duluth
  • Mayo Medical School
  • University of Iowa
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Creighton University
  • Duke University
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Contact Us

Dr. Jen Schaefer
Program Chair
Peter Engel Science Center, Room 303, SJU
320-363-3275