The Integrated Science and Technology Bachelors Program prepares graduates to excel in a complex, technological world by empowering them to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners able to provide multi-disciplinary solutions to scientific and technological challenges with sensitivity to social, ethical and global considerations.
The foundational concept of the ISAT Program, which distinguishes it from other science and technology based programs, is its integration of multiple disciplines within a student’s four-year course of study. The unique integrative character of the program is carried by the curriculum content, pedagogy, and departmental culture.
Attract students who are interested in socio-technical issues of concern to society at large.
Attract and retain a diverse student body
Empower students to shape their own education in accordance with their interests, goals, and aspirations
Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of science and technology, and their social context
Provide students with hands-on research and other opportunities: Produce graduates who are adaptable problem solvers – knowledgeable, socially aware and engaged, intellectually creative, flexible, and articulate
We measure our success by achieving the following ten goals. ISAT graduates will be able to:
Apply and integrate mathematics, physical science, biological science, and technology.
Apply sound experimental methodology.
Understand the professional requirements for the acquisition and use of information and data.
Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
Solve technological problems and understand their societal implications.
Understand and apply the principles of professional ethics.
Communicate effectively on social, scientific and technical matters.
Analyze science and technology within broader global, political, economic and social contexts.
Become autonomous, self-directed learners who recognize the need for lifelong learning.
Use the computer as an effective problem-solving tool.
Examine a problem and assemble the tools and knowledge needed to solve it.