Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I cannot express enough the importance of asking questions. Questions are what drive science disciplines forward. If you're unsure about something or need further explanation ask your professor. These individuals are very enthusiastic about their field and enjoy sharing their knowledge with the students.
The IQS course challenges students to think and learn in an interdisciplinary way. The most important I've learned is that science is not segregated. There are not just sole chemistry, or physics, or biology real world problems. STEM disciplines are intermingled and understanding components are drawn from various disciplines makes you that much better as an aspiring scientist.
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Advice for students:
Understand the science is commitment to a marathon. You will learn a lot but you will also work a lot. The professors are very supportive and want nothing more than to see you succeed. Always ask the necessary questions, no matter how trivial, to better your understanding of a concept. It doesn't do any good to wander around in confusion when your professors are valuable resources literally waiting to be tapped into. Science, especially the IQS program is not the place to be timid with questions. The more you ask, the more you know.