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Community Health (BASc)

Community Health (BASc)

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In our Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Community Health program, award-winning educators and researchers integrate the latest advancements and knowledge into courses about the social and physical factors that influence the health status of communities. Communities are often defined by location but can also be defined by groups of people connected through identity or purpose.

In this program you’ll have the flexibility to conduct research and/or have experiential learning opportunities in a practicum placement allowing you to pursue your specific interests in community or Community Health.

In the BASc in Community Health you’ll acquire skills to make recommendations for Community Health and healthcare policy interventions that will improve the health status within communities. Additionally, you’ll learn about health and disease from a biological perspective and student have the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Laboratory courses are designed to have a maximum of 12 students per laboratory session. This design ensures an instructor to student ratio to fosters a positive learning environment with mentorship for all students. By learning the foundational biology related to health, you’ll keep clinical career options open for you such as careers in nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and physical therapy. 

In addition to our degree programs, the Department of Community Health offers a specialization in Physical Forensics for students in the BASc Community Health program. Knowledge of forensic science strengthens access to a broad range of careers related to work in healthcare as well careers within the justice system, or fields of social work and human rights. 

Professor James LeClair, Acting Chair of the Community Health Department, welcomes all inquiries. You can contact him for more information at

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Program Highlights

  • Community Health is a dynamic field and your professors will always integrate the latest scientific advancements and knowledge into their courses.
  • Connect with your fellow students and create opportunities to grow and succeed in your field through the Health Studies Student Association.

First-Year Courses

  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • FUNdamentals of Chemistry I
  • FUNdamentals of Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Modernity and the Contemporary World
  • Academic Literacy: Social Sciences
  • 2 elective courses

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: high 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, Biology and Chemistry each at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.


Design Your Degree

These are a few academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Criminology Minor
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity Minor
  • Leadership Option
  • Physical Forensics Minor
  • Psychology Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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