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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Community Health at Laurier

Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Community Health program explores and recognizes the wide range of social, biological and institutional factors that influence the health and well-being of communities defined by geography, socioeconomic status, gender, cultural makeup, ability and vulnerability.

In this program you'll learn to:

  • Identify the most significant health challenges in communities.
  • Evaluate the factors that create health risks for members of those communities.
  • Study and make recommendations for program and policy interventions that will improve the health status within your communities of concern.

Consideration is also given to the Canadian and Ontario health-care systems, and the policy framework that underpins the provision of health and social services to specific communities and the broader population.

Degree and Certificate in Only Four Years

If you choose the Autism and Behavioural Science concentration or the Mental Health and Addictions concentration, you'll also earn a graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science or Mental Health and Substance Use from Conestoga College.

You'll take courses from Conestoga College in your third year. This enables you to earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health from Laurier and a graduate certificate from Conestoga College in only four years, a pairing that normally takes five to complete.

Career-Relevant Areas of Specialization

You can focus your studies in one of three areas to best meet your educational and career goals.

Health Studies Concentration

The Health Studies concentration is well suited to students wishing to pursue a broad array of potential career paths in the health and social services sector, including those requiring further education or training at the graduate level.

Students in this concentration develop a considerable breadth of understanding concerning the physical and social determinants of health, the organization of the health-care system, and methods for undertaking health research.

Autism and Behavioural Science Concentration

The Autism and Behavioural Science concentration provides you with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide services and support to children with autism and their families.

Mental Health and Addictions Concentration

The Mental Health and Addictions concentration is designed for students to develop a depth of understanding of issues around the single-biggest health issue of our time.

Interested in Transferring to Laurier?

Review our Admission Requirements and other information on how to apply on our Undergraduate Admissions website.


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