Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Honours BSc Health Sciences

The Honours BSc Health Sciences program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at most 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level and no more than 4.5 credits may be from disciplines outside the Faculty of Science. Electives must include at least a 0.5 credit from each of English and Philosophy (PP217 recommended). At least 2.0 credits must be from 400-level courses. At least 1.5 credits must be from 300 or 400 level optional HE credits in addition to HE300, HE301, HE302 and HE400. For progression and graduation, a cumulative overall GPA of at least 6.0 is required.

Year 1: (5.0 credits)
HE100, HE101, BI110, BI111, CH110, CH111; PS101 and PS102 (or PS100*);
MA100 and MA101 (or MA110*)

Year 2: (5.0 credits)
HE201, HN210, HN220,
CH202, CH203, MA241
At least two of BI236, CH250, PS263 (refer to Note 1)
At most 1.0 elective credits (Refer to Notes 1, 2 and 3)

Year 3: (5.0 credits)
HE300/KP434, HE301, HE302
3.5 elective credits (Refer to Notes 1, 2 and 3; must be approved by the Health Sciences Co-ordinator or designate)

Year 4: (5.0 credits)
1.5 credits selected from: HE330, HE401, HE410, HE411, HE430, HE431, HE432, HE433, HE434, HE435, HE440, HE450, HE490*;
3.0 elective credits (Refer to Notes 1, 2 and 3; must be approved by the Health Sciences Co-ordinator or designate)

Additional Information

  1. All three of BI236, CH250, PS263 are required for the program, and must be completed by the end of Year 3. However, students are advised to take two or more of these courses in Year 2 since they are each prerequisites for 300-level courses in the respective disciplines. Students interested in writing the MCAT or OAT should include PC141 (or PC131) and PC142 (or PC132) among their electives, possibly in Year 3.
  2. Depending on career objectives, students may wish to concentrate their electives in order to qualify for a Minor or Option as part of the Health Sciences BSc. In particular, with one additional senior BI course, students will qualify for a Minor in Biology, and, with one additional senior CH course, a Minor in Chemistry. Students wishing to obtain a Minor or Option in a discipline other than Biology or Chemistry, particularly if it is offered by a department outside the Faculty of Science, should discuss their plans well in advance with the Program Co-ordinator (or designate).
  3. 0.5 credit in English and 0.5 credit in Philosophy (PP217 recommended). These can be taken in elective slots available in years 2, 3 or 4.