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Health Sciences (BSc)


 Waterloo

Laurier’s Health Sciences program is designed for students who are primarily interested in pursuing postgraduate opportunities in health-related fields, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and veterinary medicine. We also offer a wide range of Health Sciences courses that examine the field from a variety of perspectives. We approach the study of health through a combination of fundamental courses in biology, chemistry, psychology and math, as well as applied health courses including anatomy, physiology, epidemiology and more.

As a Health Sciences student, you’ll learn scientific investigative techniques, critical thinking skills and core skills in applied health sciences. You’ll also gain hands-on lab training and other practical experience.


Program Highlights

  • Through a case-based learning approach in several senior courses, you’ll be introduced to the teaching methods used by many health-based professional programs, and learn to integrate knowledge from multiple perspectives.
  • Senior students have research opportunities with Health Sciences faculty through directed studies and senior thesis courses.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Canadian Health Care Systems
  • Human Anatomy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

Requirements

  • Admission range of low-mid 80s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions, Biology and Chemistry at 60%.
  • A combined minimum average of 75% is required in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics and 4U Science courses.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • HL or SL Mathematics.
  • HL or SL Chemistry.
  • HL or SL Biology.
  • IB Minimum Score: 30.

Careers

Our program is specifically designed to give you the opportunity to meet the course requirements for postgraduate programs such as:

  • Medical doctor
  • Occupational therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Chiropractic

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