Course sequence

To successfully graduate with a BKI, you will need to complete:

  • 20.5 units total, of which:

Note: The Undergraduate Calendar is the official resource for all degree requirements, including undergraduate regulations. Students must refer to the Undergraduate Calendar to ensure approved degree requirements are being met. If there is a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Calendar, the Undergraduate Calendar is the official source for degree requirements and undergraduate regulations, and therefore will take precedence.

Academic Terms

Each term, KI students are allowed to take up to 2.75 units of courses. If you need to take a lab component (0.25 units) during a term where you will already meet the 2.75 unit maximum, email the KI Advisor for permission.

While the course sequencing below outlines how to complete your degree in eight academic terms, some students may take Spring terms to lighten their course loads or take a fifth year to complete additional areas of focus such as double majors, minors, options, diplomas, and specializations. Reach out to the KI Advisor with any questions about your plan and your academic progress.

BKI Course Sequence
Year Fall Term Winter Term

1A (2.5 units)

  • INTEG 120: The Art & Science of Learning
  • COMMST 223: Public Speaking
  • Two Year 1 breadth requirements (see below)
  • One elective or breadth requirement

1B (2.5 units)

  • INTEG 121: Collaboration, Design Thinking and Problem Solving
  • PHIL 145: Critical Thinking
  • Two Year 1 breadth requirements (see below)
  • One elective or breadth requirement

2A (2.5 units)

  • INTEG 220: Nature of Scientific Knowledge
  • One Year 2 breadth requirement or elective
  • Three electives or breadth requirements  

2B (2.75 units)

  • INTEG 221: The Social Nature of Knowledge
  • INTEG 230: The Museum Course: Preparation and Field Trip (0.25 unit)
  • One Year 2 breadth requirement or elective
  • Three electives or breadth requirements  

3A (2.5 units)

  • INTEG 320: The Museum Course: Research and Design
  • INTEG 340: Research Design and Methods
  • Three electives or breadth requirements    

3B (2.75 units)

  • INTEG 321: The Museum Course: Practicum and Presentation (0.75 unit)
  • Four electives or breadth requirements  

4A (2.5 units)

  • INTEG 420A: Senior Honours Project: Part A
  • Four electives or breadth requirements

4B (2.5 units)

  • INTEG 420B: Senior Honours Project: Part B (1 unit)
  • Three electives or breadth requirements

Core Courses

The KI core courses are engrained in interdisciplinarity and are unique to KI. They provide fundamental skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication and design-thinking skills that will allow you to become a strong knowledge integrator through a multitude of disciplines. Explore the different core courses.

Breadth Courses

When it comes to choosing WHICH breadth courses you can take, you must refer to the Undergraduate Calendar of the year in which you started your studies in Knowledge Integration. You may have to go into the List of Undergraduate Studies Archived Calendars to find your Calendar year.

For example, if you transferred into KI in the Winter 2022 term, you will choose the academic Calendar year 2021-2022. If you came into KI from high school in September 2022, you would use the academic Calendar year 2022-2023. Please note that the link resets to the most current year each time you click on it so you may need to search for an Archived Calendar every time.

When it comes to choosing WHEN to take certain Breadth or elective courses, you have a lot of flexibility. We generally suggest that you focus your first two years on completing most of your Breadth courses, as they will allow you explore different departments while completing the requirements.

Year 1 Breadth Requirements

For your first year, we recommend that you take your English language course, your 2 Mathematics courses, your Computer Science course, and at least one of your two Natural / Physical Science courses. Completing these requirements early will allow you to succeed in them while the material from high school is still fresh. You may also want to take your first Second Language course as language courses are in high demand, so we recommend starting them early to get the most choice.

Year 2 Breadth Requirements

For your second year, as part of any breadth courses that you plan to take, we recommend that you complete your Probability & Statistics breadth.

Read more about the different Breadth courses and some general advice on them.

Elective Courses

Elective courses can be taken in any department across campus. If you are looking to complete a double major, minor(s), diploma(s), specialization(s) or certificate(s), your elective courses may count towards those area of focus. Make sure to check the Undergraduate Calendar to confirm whether there are exceptions or particular double-counting rules associate with that department.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information about double-counting within the KI degree.