Interdisciplinary Science and Practice Program


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A new and unique program launched in fall 2019.

The Interdisciplinary Science and Practice program (ISAP) is unique as it offers students the opportunity to explore and combine different disciplines and perspectives to tackle real-world issues.  The degree program provides students with a broad based science education combined with practical skills like science communication, knowledge translation and data analyses.

Along with taking eight specialized ISAP core courses, students are required to complete at least one minor in a science discipline such as food science, chemistry or physics.  Honours degree students are encouraged to complete a second minor from any faculty including science, with learning culminating in an academic capstone experience such as a group research project, a research essay or an individual research project.

Equipped with both an intensive science back ground and a workplace skillset, ISAP graduates will be prepared to tackle societal issues like food insecurity, climate change resiliency and cybersecurity.

The Interdisciplinary Science and Practice program (ISAP) is focused on giving students the skills they need to be immediately employable, such as how to interact with stakeholders, communicate findings, synthesize evidence and navigate the science-policy interface.