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.
Through the Virtual Laurier Experience you can view on-demand Open House webinars, enjoy guided virtual tours of both our campuses, connect with a student ambassador and get all the need-to-know information on admissions, campus life and more – all from the comfort of home.
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 Richelle Monaghan, Chair of the Community Health Department, welcomes all inquiries. You can contact her for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.
Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.
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