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Find the Right Equation for Your Science Education

Integrated Science Major

The Integrated Science Program at Salisbury University is an innovative major that is ideal for students considering a career in science. What makes our program at SU unique is its interdisciplinary nature, which allows for exploration of a variety of subject areas including integrated science and engineering, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and more. No matter what your passion is, our integrated science curriculum allows you to push the boundaries and create a flexible major that is best suited to your individual interests and career goals.

Why Choose Integrated Science at SU?

The integrated science major at SU is a unique program that is not offered at any other University System of Maryland institution. The importance of integrated science is that it accommodates students who wish to develop programs of study in two or more STEM disciplines or create a science major not offered by any other department.

The difference between general science and integrated science at SU is that students can combine courses in other disciplines – such as environmental studies, exercise science, health science, information systems or medical laboratory science – to focus on areas unique to their interests, including:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Forensic science
  • Global climate science
  • Health information technology
  • Human biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physical education technology
  • Renewable energy

Additionally, the integrated science curriculum is perfect for students in a traditional STEM program who wish to change their major. Students who enroll in a science or technology major at SU and find it is not the right fit can instead pursue the integrated science major to explore other areas. We are here to help as you discover your interests, and integrated science courses can help you find your perfect fit and keep you on track to graduate on time. At SU, we’ve got you!


Studies have shown that an integrated science degree not only offers students a lot of flexibility to select a major field but also makes them very employable. The opportunity to combine two-three majors in STEM gives employers more skills to look at when hiring our students. Integrated science graduates have an opportunity to explore numerous career options in STEM, such as:

  • Dentist
  • Engineer
  • Medical researcher
  • Neuroscientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Science journalist
  • Veterinarian

Meet Your Faculty:
Xiaohong Wang

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Dr. Xiaohong Wang’s research has bridged the gap between computer programming and scientific applications in fields such as meteorology, oceanography and climate research. She has involved many SU students in her research and collaborative projects. She worked with an SU student to study the integration of coastal inundation predictions with GIS Google Earth for Maryland. Their work led to journal publications, a book chapter and conference presentation.

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