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What Advantages Does Integrated Science Provide?

The core training is perfect preparation for a very broad range of careers, both within and outside science. The curriculum is especially valuable for students interested in bridging the traditional barriers between the biological and the physical sciences.

  • Explore the full scope of the sciences before committing to a major. Broad preparation before specialization will serve scientists well regardless of what they major in. Many students change their intended major while taking the program.
  • Dive right into what makes science fun—mysteries, puzzles, teamwork—from the first day of college. Prerequisite knowledge is provided “just in time,” sometimes to a level greater than that achieved in the standard curriculum until much later.
  • Focus on the fundamentals of science most likely to be important and useful in the 21st century, as opposed to the traditional path of science education that has remained the same for 50 years or more. The multidisciplinary faculty spent a year devising the curriculum, and after three years, have revised it based on experience.
  • Acquire world-class skills in quantitative thinking, with and without the computer.
  • Talk science one-on-one with the best-of-the-best Princeton faculty: the current roster of active teachers includes members of the National Academy of Science and a Nobel laureate.
  • Get a leg up on independent research.
  • Open doors via the course faculty to the best summer internships and post-graduation opportunities.
  • Build a set of close friends within your cohort of fellow Integrated Science students.