Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Health Studies

The Honours BA in Health Studies consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 9.0 senior credits, within the honours Health Studies program.

Students must complete all required courses (7.5 credits) plus a minimum of 2.0 optional credits. All students in the program must complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

Required Courses: (7.5 credits)
HS101 - Physical Determinants of Health
HS200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS201 - Canadian Health Care Systems
HS203/CT203 - Disease and Society
HS330 - Disasters and Public Health
HS400 - Health Networks and
HS401* - Current Developments in Health Studies or HS402* - Health Studies Practicum;
BU208 - Interpersonal Communication
CC221/CT221/OL221 - Applied Scientific Reasoning
OL233 - Social Science Research Methods I
OL334 - Social Science Research Methods II
OL260 - Organizations and Social Change
OL311 - Teams in Organizations
PY217 - Medical Ethics

Optional Courses: (minimum 2.0 credits)
HS210, HS219/HR219, CT227/HS227, HS250, HS266, CC304/HS304, HS305, HS310, HR311/HS311, HS320, HS321, HS322, HS323, HR329/HS329, HS344, HS350/OL350, CC360/HS360, HS410, HS411, HS412, ID450/HS450.


  1. Students completing the honours program in Health Studies are required to complete a minimum of a 0.5 online course (available through Distance Education).
  2. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.

Senate/Editorial Changes

March 6, 2007 Senate RevisionHS optional courses reduced from 2.5 to 2.0; effective September 1, 2007.

May 30, 2007: Senate approved deletion of cross-listing of HS344; effective Sept 1, 2007.