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Director's Welcome

Walter enjoys checking out the cosmos via telescopes

Welcome to the School of Integrated Science and Humanity — known as SISH — at Florida International University.

Our school incorporates a unique integration of academic departments, research centers and institutes, and provides a multidisciplinary home for the study of biomolecular, behavioral and cognitive sciences. The school promotes awareness and dialogue of social and ethical issues related to human health, and provides leadership in creating partnerships that expand economic opportunities to local, national and international communities.

The School of Integrated Science and Humanity serves as a catalyst for strengthening, promoting and contributing to innovative research and teaching. It offers academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, and Psychology.
SISH also houses many of the university’s prominent centers and institutes focusing on health-related issues, including the Center for Children and Families, the Center for Imaging Science (CIS), the International Forensic Research Institute, the Biomolecular Sciences Institute, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
SISH’s administrative offices are in the Academic Health Center complex (AHC-4, 351) where its glass windows on one side reveal state-of-the-art science labs on every floor, and honeycomb architecture on the other side meets the latest standards in solar design and efficiency.

With world-renowned faculty and interdisciplinary education, SISH prepares students to succeed in the ever-growing opportunities within the natural sciences and fields of human health.


Walter Van Hamme
Executive Director, School of Integrated Science and Humanity