Health Studies Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ2085

The Health Studies Program explores how health around the world is shaped by the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, and how these in turn connect to a wider set of environmental, social, cultural, economic, and political forces. Understanding health requires knowledge from a range of disciplines and sectors: Health Studies offers a stimulating interdisciplinary environment that challenges students to think about health – both locally and globally – in new ways.

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Note there are different options depending on whether a student has completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits, or 9.0 or more credits.

Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade average in required courses is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

For students who have completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a grade average lower than 70% in required courses will not usually be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.

For students who have completed 9.0 credits or more:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a grade average lower than 70% in required courses will not usually be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Completion Requirements

(8.0 credits, including 1.5 credits at the 400-level.)

  1. 1.0 credit from the following courses: ANT100Y1/​ BIO130H1/​ GGR107H1/​ HPS100H1/​ HPS110H1/​ HPS120H1/​ PCL102H1/​ PHS100H1/​ PHL100Y1/​ PHL101Y1/​ POL101Y1/​ PSY100H1/​ SOC100H1/​ TRN135Y1/​ UNI103H1/​ UNI103Y1/​ WGS160Y1
  2. HST209H1, HST211H1, and HST250H1
  3. PHL281H1/​ INS200H1
  4. STA220H1 or equivalent
  5. 0.5 credit from the following courses: ANT208H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ INS205H1/​ JSU237H1/​ NFS284H1/​ PCL201H1/​ PCL218H1/​ SOC204H1/​ SOC243H1/​ STA221H1/​ TRN235H1/​ TRN236H1
  6. HST310H1
  7. HST373H1/​ HMB342H1
  8. 1.0 credit from the following courses: HST307H1/​ HST308H1/​ HST309H1/​ HST330H1/​ HST350H1/​ ANA300Y1/​ ANT345H1/​ ANT348H1/​ ANT358H1/​ EEB324H1/​ GGR340H1/​ HPS319H1/​ HPS370H1/​ HPS371H1/​ HMB303H1/​ HMB323H1/​ INS340Y1/​ INS350H1/​ JNH350H1/​ PHL380H1/​ PHL381H1/​ PHL383H1/​ PHS300H1/​ SOC309H1/​ SOC316H1/​ SOC363H1/​ SOC364H1/​ WGS367H1
  9. 1.5 credits from the following courses: HST400Y1/​ HST405H1/​ HST407H1/​ HST409H1/​ HST410H1/​ HST411H1/​ HST440H1/​ HST451Y1/​ HST464H1/​ HST480H1 or another 400-level course approved by Director.
  10. The remaining 0.5 credit can include any courses not previously taken from the lists above, or any of the following: ANT434H1/​ ANT458H1/​ ANT460H1/​ ANT474H1/​ ENV430H1/​ GGR433H1/​ JFP450H1/​ HIS423H1/​ HIS498H1/​ HMB322H1/​ HMB406H1/​ HMB433H1/​ HMB462H1/​ IRE378H1/​ NEW344Y1/​ CSE344Y1/​ PSY333H1/​ SOC412H1/​ SOC488H1


Note: Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with New College's Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity program will have the new "CSE" designator.