Integrated Sciences

Integrated Sciences allows you to create your own degree where your interests cross the traditional discipline boundaries within science. Why not use Science Co-op to gain relevant and applied work experience across various disciplines? Your Co-op work terms could include opportunities such as clinical research, wet lab, biotechnology, software development and many more. You have already created your own degree; now it’s time to ensure success in your career by joining UBC Science Co-op while you complete your studies.

Application Deadlines

Apply in YearApplication Deadline Date
3Monday, October 1, 2018

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Application Requirements

  • Have a minimum average of around B- (68%)
  • Be enrolled at UBC (Vancouver) as a full-time student in good academic standing in mathematics, English and the sciences.
  • Met or in the process of meeting the Communication Requirement
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, and a responsible, mature attitude
  • Demonstrate leadership, teamwork and time management
  • Demonstrate interest in your chosen field
  • Be flexible and willing to accept a work placement outside the Lower Mainland

Work-Term Schedules

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2        -
2 Study Term 3 Study Term 4        -
3 Study Term 5 Study Term 6 Work Term 1
4 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4
5 Study Term 7 Study Term 8        -

This highly recommended schedule enables students to complete their program within the shortest time frame. Alternate scheduling is available in consultation with your coordinator.  

Sample Jobs and Companies

Terramera Inc.
Scientific Research Technician Terramera is a Bio/Ag Tech company developing high-performance sustainable alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides. Reporting to the Senior Scientist, the Scientific Research Technician Co-op will work as part of the employer’s research team. The Co-op student in this role will contribute to collaborative research and conduct experiments in a team-oriented technology discovery-focused environment. Key responsibilities of the Co-op student will include: accurately prepare a range of formulation types using standard laboratory scale equipment; perform and record detailed physical-chemical assessments of formulation characteristics in accordance with relevant study plans and standard operating procedures; carry out analysis accurately following strict methodologies; and document data in laboratory notebook and summarize results in study reports.

Success Stories

Sujin Park
Integrated Sciences
8 months @BC Cancer Agency; 8 months @BC Children’s Hospital Co-op provided Sujin with a wealth of diverse work experience not available in the classroom. Sixteen months of work experience has allowed Sujin to develop excellent clinical research skills in areas including hematologic diseases such as immune thrombocytopenia and eosinophilic syndromes, as well as pediatric orthopedics. This skill development will be very beneficial for Sujin because she plans to enter medical school after completion of her undergraduate degree.

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Made a mistake on your application?

Just log into SCOPE and edit your application. For technical support contact science.coop@ubc.ca.

Explore Integrated Sciences: Visit the department site.