Double Majors

Although listed in a three year format, many ISP students spread the program over four years in order to combine an ISP major with a second major. Specific requirements for the most popular second majors for ISP students can be found by choosing from the menu below. Second majors in departments other than those listed below are also possible.

Biological Sciences

Students majoring in ISP who wish to complete a second major in biological sciences should fulfill the following requirements in place of the usual requirements for the major in biology:

  • They may not substitute ISP 398 for any biology or chemistry course in the ISP curriculum.
  • Chemistry 212-2 (Organic Chemistry)

In addition, they must also complete the following requirements for the concentration.

Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Biol 323 Bioinformatics
  • Biol 361 Protein Structure and Function
  • Chem 210-3 Organic Chemistry III with Lab
Genetics & Genomics
  • 390 Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Two of:  378, 392, 393, 395 (at least one of which must be 378 or 393)
Neurobiology
  • Biol 302 Fundamentals of Neurobiology
  • Biol 303 Molecular Neurobiology
Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Biol 315 Advanced Cell Biology
  • Biol 325  Animal Physiology
  • One of:  327, 328, 344, 355, 356, 358
Plant Biology
  • Biol 330 Plant Biology
  • Biol 349 Plant Community Ecology
  • One of:  336, 339, 346, 350

For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Galbreath in the Undergraduate Program in Biological Sciences.

Chemistry

Students majoring in ISP who wish to complete a second major in chemistry may not substitute ISP 398 for any chemistry course in the ISP curriculum, and must take these courses:

  • Core Program
    • Chem 212-2,3 Organic Chemistry
    • Chem 220 Instrumental Analysis
    • Chem 333 Inorganic Chemistry
    • Chem 350-1,2,3 Advanced Lab
  • Concentration
    • Two courses from selected area

For more information, please contact Dr. Barry Coddens in the Department of Chemistry.

Computer Science

Students majoring in ISP who also wish to complete a second major in computing science are required to take the following courses:

  • Core Requirements
    • EECS 101 Intro to Computer Science
    • EECS 111 Computer Programming I
    • EECS 211 Computer Programming II
    • EECS 212 Discrete Math
    • EECS 213 Intro to Computer Systems
    • EECS 214 Intro to Data Structures
  • Breadth Requirements
    • Five courses, one each in Theory, Systems, AI, Interfaces, and Software Development
  • Project Work Requirement
    • Two quarters of ISP 398 or EECS 399 approved by both ISP and CS adviser

For more information, please contact the CS Undergraduate Program Director.

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Students majoring in ISP who wish also to complete a major in earth and planetary sciences must fulfill the following requirements in place of the usual requirements for the major in earth and planetary sciences.

  • Earth 201-0 Surface Processes
  • Three 300 level courses in addition to Earth 350 (Physics of the Earth for ISP)

For more information, please contact Professor Yarrow Axford in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Environmental Sciences

Students majoring in ISP who wish to complete a second major in environmental sciences should fulfill the following requirements in place of the usual requirements for the major in environmental sciences. They may not substitute ISP 398 or Envr_Sci 399 for Math 383 and must take the following additional courses:

  • Envr_Sci 201, 202, 203
  • 4 advanced studies courses at the 300-level (3 from the science list and 1 from the environment and society list)
  • 1 quarter of 399 may be substituted for 1 course from the science list

For more information, please contact Professor Andrew Jacobson in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Mathematics

Students majoring in ISP who wish to complete a second major in mathematics may not substitute ISP 398 for any mathematics or statistics course in the ISP curriculum, and must, in addition complete one of the complete sequences:

  • Math 320-1,2,3 Real Analysis or 321-1,2,3 MENU: Real Analysis
  • Math 330-1,2,3 Abstract Algebra or 331-1,2,3 MENU: Abstract Algebra

It is highly recommended (but not required) that ISP students planning graduate work in mathematics take both a real analysis (320/321) and an algebra (330/331) sequence.
For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Stein in the Department of Mathematics.

Neuroscience

Neurosci (previously Biol Sci) 311 may substitute for Neurosci 202.

It is possible to complete a double major in Neuroscience with an Allied Field of Computation and Systems Modeling and ISP by completing the following five courses in addition to Neurosci 202.

For more information, please contact Dr. Valerie Kilman in the Department of Neurobiology.

Physics and Astronomy

Students majoring in ISP who wish to complete a second major in physics or astronomy may not substitute ISP 398 for any physics, astronomy, or math course in the ISP curriculum, and must complete six additional upper-level courses:

  • One lab course from Astron 321; Physics 357, 358, 359, 360.
  • Physics 330-1,2 or 333-1,2
  • Three 300-level physics or astronomy courses other than Physics 311-1/2, 335, 398, 399 and Astron 399 and those required by ISP.

For more information, please contact Dr. David Taylor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.