Fail. Complete and utter fail. Do you understand at all what you are doing to game balance? You can already get away with not taking an escort on a premade thanks to the terrible torp spread buff, and now there is even less reason to want one. Science ships can now simply strip and stun a target while unloading a massive number of torpedoes. If Cryptic actually took some time and learned to play their own damned game, you would understand this!
With this change there is no reason to ever take an escort. You make no sacrifice in burst, while gaining more healing and control by taking more science. This is simply terrible.