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Honours Integrated Science

The Honours Integrated Science (iSci) program is the country’s most innovative undergraduate science program, blending content from across the science disciplines, while focusing on the foundations of chemistry, earth science, life science, mathematics and physics.


Our students learn in a variety of situations – from formal lectures and tutorials to inquiry-based team and individual research projects that involve hands-on laboratories and fieldwork. Integrated Science students learn to ask creative and critical questions using a wide range of tools. Most importantly they are prepared to tackle real-world challenges that face us today and in the future.

Only 60 students are enrolled each year, so you will get to know ALL of your classmates and be on a first-name basis with teaching faculty and staff. iSci has over 3000 square feet of lab space and is the first University lab in Canada to use neutrodine-filtered ductless fume hoods.

Beginning in Level II, students may register in a concentration in one of the following areas: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medical and Biological Physics, Physics or Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.

Admission Requirements (Ontario)

Completion of the High School Diploma plus 6 Grade 12 U/M requirements, including:

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors
  • Two of: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Completion of all three is strongly recommended.

*Minimum average required for consideration. Admission is by selection.

Anticipated Admission Average

High 80s*

Target Enrollment


OAUC Application Code


Typical First-Year Courses


Integrated Science 1

+6 Units of Electives

Career Exploration

iSci will qualify students to pursue postgraduate scientific research, enter professional programs, or seek employment in leading research laboratories.

Career Fields

  • Scientific Research
  • Government
  • Health Policy
  • Policy Research
  • Science Consultancy
  • Quality Control


  • Master’s & Doctoral Study
  • Law
  • Clinical Research
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy

Student Testimonials

See what recent McMaster Science alumni have to say about their undergraduate experience.

Introductory Video

Gain a thorough overview of the Honours Integrated Science Program from Dr. Chad T. Harvey.