Courses for your Knowledge Integration degree

First-year courses and beyond

September to December

  • INTEG 10 – Knowledge Integration Seminar
  • INTEG 120 – The Art & Science of Learning
  • SPCOM 223 – Public Speaking
  • Three electives

January to April

  • INTEG 121 – Collaboration, Design Thinking and Problem Solving
  • PHIL 145 – Critical Thinking
  • Three electives

Knowledge Integration is designed to be flexible. You're encouraged to use four of your first-year electives to begin completing some of your breadth requirements, particularly the computer science, math, language, and natural/physical science requirements. 

After first year

About a quarter of the classes you’ll take will be Knowledge Integration courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subjects at Waterloo.

View a list of all the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses 

INTEG 220 – Nature of Scientific Knowledge
INTEG 221 – The Social Nature of Knowledge
INTEG 230The Museum Course: Preparation and Field Trip
INTEG 320 – The Museum Courses: Research and Design


Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Graham Barnes our Faculty of Environment recruitment coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

Next steps