This program will provide you with a foundation in the health sciences. You will take foundational courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, microbiology, sociology, genetics, biochemistry and psychology. Taking courses in different health-related disciplines will help you find your passion, and then be able to pursue further studies to specialize in the discipline of your choice.
If you are interested in a career in health science and want to keep your option open, this program is for you. It will open doors to professional programs such as medicine or rehabilitation therapies such as occupational therapy or physiotherapy, and also to some graduate schools that do not require an honours degree.
To declare a Health Science Major, you will need to get a grade of C or better in Introduction to Biology I and II during your first year studies.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
Fall (September) semester
Winter (January) semester
Upper level courses to look forward to:
Graduates obtain the necessary training for employment in scientific companies as a biologist, laboratory assistant, technologist and more. Science course are transferable to other institutions which allow students to pursue further studies in education, kinesiology and recreation management, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, rehabilitation sciences or graduate studies.