Interdisciplinary Science and Practice

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Program Details

This innovative program builds on traditional science disciplines and incorporates data science, policy, public science and science communication through experiential learning and addressing current critical issues.

Integrate concepts from scientific disciplines and apply them to real-world problems through local and global perspectives. Balance specialized technical knowledge with critical thinking and problem solving, science communication and teamwork.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Complete eight interdisciplinary science courses and one minor, which ensures you have a demonstrated depth of knowledge in a scientific field that is recognized on your degree.

Work Experience

A Co-op option is available. Co-op is the opportunity to get a head start on a career. Co-op work terms allow for the development of key employability skills, exploration of career options and graduation with tangible, workplace experience.

You’ll also participate in an academic Capstone experience involving interactions with outside organizations such as federal government agencies and NGOs.

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Career Outcomes

Explore your passions, refine new skills and discover the career that’s right for you.

Our broad-based and multidisciplinary approach prepares you for a wide range of exciting careers.

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Sample Courses

ISAP 1001 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Science

What is interdisciplinarity and what are the challenges and opportunities of collaboration within and across disciplines in science and beyond? Topics include types of biases, public datasets and science communication.

ISAP 3003 - Science Communication

How is science perceived and how has science been communicated? Students will use case studies to assess examples of science communication with varying outcomes. Topics include the principles of effective science communication, the range of tools available, and knowing the audience.

Visit the Undergraduate Calendar to view a comprehensive list of course offerings for this program and discover the exciting things Carleton students are learning in the classroom!

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