The Bachelor of Health Sciences program has three majors:
- Biomedical Studies
- Community and Population Health - Aboriginal and Rural Health
- Community and Population Health - Environmental Health
All majors draw courses from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to provide students with a broad understanding of issues while preparing them for further studies in diverse areas such as community health, epidemiology, management and administration, medicine, occupational and environmental health, rehabilitation sciences and speech pathology.
"This program is very popular because of the breadth of offerings. Students will get the best of everything related to health and health disciplines.” says Dr. Henry Harder, Professor in the School of Health Sciences at UNBC.
Created in 2006, and having established a record of excellence, the program is unique in BC is an essential component of UNBC's expanding emphasis on the health and human sciences.
Studying with researchers in these diverse health disciplines allows students access to ideas and techniques that will be eventually incorporated into best practices. It is very exciting to be a part of a team that influences how the health sciences are applied, from research, to clinical practice to the community level. Our Faculty have been recipients of teaching and research excellence awards.
An optional Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours program will assist in the acquisition of skills and experience that will facilitate applying to medical school and to graduate programs including our Master of Science in Health Sciences, Master of Arts in Disability Management, or the PhD in Health Sciences.
Admission to the honours program takes place after the end of the second year (i.e., upon completion of 60 credit hours) and requires a minimum CGPA of 3.33 over the previous 30 credit hours, or permission of the Program Chair. Consultation with Student Advising is highly recommended before applying. Attaining the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission to the honours program, which is at the discretion of the Program Chair. To remain in the honours program, students must maintain a minimum SGPA of 3.33. All honours students complete a thesis project (HHSC 490-6 Honours Thesis) under the direct supervision of a faculty member.