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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

Honours BA Health Administration

The Honours BA Health Administration program is only available at the Brantford campus.

The Health Administration program provides students with a broad understanding of the diverse factors affecting the provision, management, and utilization of health care. This program is developed around a core of courses in health studies and leadership, and includes completion of a Conestoga College postgraduate certificate. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume integral roles in the health care sector in Canada.

The Honours Health Administration program consists of 20 credits, of which no more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 14.0 credits within Health Administration. Students must complete all required courses (7.5 credits) from the Health Studies and Leadership categories, plus a minimum of 1.5 additional Health Administration credits, and 5.0 credits from either of Conestoga’s post-graduate certificates in Human Resources Management or Community and Social Service Management.

All students in the program must successfully complete the Foundations curriculum: BF190, BF199, BF290, and BF299.

Note: For any academic concerns or help understanding program requirements, contact Academic Advising.

Required Courses

Required Heath Studies Courses (5.5 credits)

  • HS101, HS200, HS201, HS220, HS227/CT227, HS233/CC233/OL233, HS321, HS322, HS402*, HS408

Required Leadership Courses (2.0 credits)

  • MB109/OL109: Interpersonal Communications in Contemporary Society
  • OL140: Leadership Foundations
  • OL224: Organizational Leadership
  • OL340: Leadership, Culture and Change

Additional Health Administration Courses (minimum of 1.5 credits)

In choosing from the following list of optional courses, students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.

  • HR100, HR261 (with CSL), HS203, HS219, HS250, HS302, HS303, HS305, HS307, HS314, HS329/HR329, HS331, HS344, HS347, HS401*, HS405, HS410, HS411, HS412, OL251, OL365, OL370, OL415.

Students in the Honours Health Administration program must specialize in Human Resources Management or Community and Social Services Management through an articulation agreement with Conestoga College. See more information in the section below.


  1. Refer to the university undergraduate regulations chapter of the academic calendar for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding regulations for all honours programs.
  2. Students completing the honours program in Health Administration are excluded from completing the Honours Community Health and the Honours Leadership programs, the minor in Community Health as well as the Management Option. Students may declare a minor in Leadership.

Health Administration with Conestoga

The Human Resources Management program and the Community and Social Services Management program are post-graduate programs offered through Conestoga College on the Laurier Brantford campus. Through an articulation agreement between Conestoga and Laurier Brantford, Health Administration students in their Third Year must enrol in either program in their third year. These students return to Laurier in their fourth year to complete their honours BA degree.