Students who choose to major in Population Health (BSc) will be well-equipped to pursue careers that require a broad understanding of the mechanisms of health and disease. Students will learn about the biological determinants of health, epidemiology, aging and the life cycle, and the impact of environmental factors on health, both in a Canadian and global context. Graduates will have a strong interdisciplinary experience that will provide them with a solid understanding of the biological basis for health and disease including infectious, non communicable, environmental diseases and the social determinants of health.
Typical career pathways may include: public health and epidemiology, environmental health, rehabilitation, long term care, medicine and allied health professions (including nursing, physical rehabilitation, occupational health), research and academia.
The Major (Co-op) Program in Health Studies - Population Health is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that combines academic studies with paid work terms in the public, private, and/or non-profit sectors. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop the academic and professional skills required to pursue employment in these areas, or to continue on to graduate training in an academic field related to Health Policy upon graduation. In addition to their academic course requirements, students must successfully complete the additive Arts & Science Co-op Work Term Preparation courses and a minimum of two Co-op work terms.
Detailed major requirements are listed on the academic course calendar.