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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 Bachelor of Arts and Science in Public Health

The Honours BASc in Public Health consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level.

Students must complete 13.0 credits including all required courses (10.0 credits), plus a minimum of 1.5 additional Public Health credits, and 1.5 additional Community Health credits.

All students in the program must complete the Foundations curriculum (2.0 credits): BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.

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

Required Courses: (10.0 credits)

  • BI110: Unifying Life Processes
  • BI111: Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • BI236: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • CH110: Fundamentals of Chemistry I
  • CH111: Fundamentals of Chemistry II
  • HS200: Social Determinants of Health
  • HS201: Canadian Health Care Systems
  • HS202: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • HS204: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • HS207: An Introduction to Public Health
  • HS220: Epidemiology and Public Health
  • HS300: Infection and Immunity
  • HS301: Occupational Health and Safety
  • HS314: Health Promotion
  • HS321: Health Care Evaluation
  • HS322: Health Policy: Social and Political Forces in Health Care Systems
  • HS324: Biostatistics
  • HS401*: Current Developments in Health Studies or HS402*: Health Studies Practicum
  • HS409: Infection Control and Prevention

Additional Public Health Courses

A minimum of 1.5 credits selected from:

  • CH202: Organic Chemistry I: Fundamentals
  • HS206: Genetics and the Human Genome
  • HS303: Environment and Health
  • HS304: Nutrition and Metabolism
  • HS308: Parasitology for Public Health
  • HS315: Pathophysiology
  • HS326: Human Pharmacology
  • HS340: Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology

Additional Community Health Courses

A minimum of 1.5 credits selected from:

  • HS203: Disease and Society
  • HS208: Autism: Individual and Social Issues across the Spectrum
  • HS219: Critical Disabilities Studies
  • HS227: Aging: Realities and Myths
  • HS312: Mental Health and Justice
  • HS329: Global Health and Social Justice
  • HS250: Medicalization
  • HS266: Health and Nutrition
  • HS302: Issues in Mental Health
  • HS305: Development of the Health Professions
  • HS307: Child and Youth Health
  • HS325: Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • HS331: Gerontology
  • HS344: Health and Gender
  • HS346: An Introduction to Chinese Medicine
  • HS347: The Body
  • HS405: Special Topics in Health
  • HS408: Health and Social Theory: Health, Illness and Medicine as Culture
  • HS410: Death and Dying
  • HS411: Critical Perspectives on Sexuality, Health and Society
  • HS412: Directed Studies
  • PP217: Medical Ethics


  • For progression and graduation, a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 6.0 is required.
  • Students who successfully completed all credits of the program (20.0), but who cannot graduate because their GPA is insufficient, have the option of receiving a General Bachelor of Arts and Science degree if they have achieved a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 4.00.
  • Students in Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science in Public Health are excluded from completing the Community Health minor.


Contact Us:

Kristina Malecki, Academic Program Assistant

T: 519.756.8228 x5563
Office Location: RCE208, Brantford campus

James A. LeClair, Chair, Department of Health Studies