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Degree Requirements

Students are advised to make an appointment with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Advising as well as the Health & Society Coordinator to ensure that they meet all the requirements.

Student must also meet the general degree requirements for their degree option. These requirements, as well as details on how to enrol in a Health & Society Degree Program are available in the 2012-2013 mini calendar To confirm that you have met requirements for your own degree option, please consult the checklists at the back of the mini-calendar.

BA Program

Students will take at least 30 credits in Health & Society including the following:

  • AP/SOSC 2110 6.0 – A Critical Study of Health & Society;
  • AP/SOSC 2150 9.0 – Health in Crisis; Issues of Health Environment and Poverty
  • AP/SOSC 3993 3.0 – Research Methods in Social Science;
  • 15 additional credits at the 3000 level chosen from the Health & Society list of program courses.

Honours BA Program

Students will take at least 42 credits in Health & Society including the following:

  • AP/SOSC 2110 6.0 – A Critical Study of Health & Society;
  • AP/SOSC 2150 9.0* – Health in Crisis: Issues of Health Environment and Poverty
  • AP/SOSC 3993 3.0 – Research Methods in Social Science;
  • 15 additional credits at the 3000 level chosen from the Health & Society list of program courses;
  • AP/SOSC 4140 6.0** – Health & Society Seminar or SOSC 4141 6.0 - Women and Health
    6 additional Social Science credits at the 4000 level chosen from the Health & Society list of program courses.

**For the Fall/Winter Session 2012/2013
4 th year HESO students can select either AP/SOSC 4140 or AP/SOSC 4141 as their required 4 th year HESO course. Please note that this option will only apply for the 2012-2013 academic session.

* Counts for 9 credits toward LA&PS degree but only 6 credits toward HESO major or minor.

Honours (Double Major) BA

The Honours BA may be combined with any other Honours Bachelor’s degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with certain majors in the Faculty of Health or Science and Engineering.

Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA

The Honours BA may be linked with any Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Students pursuing this option must take at least 42 credits in Health & Society and at least 36 credits in the interdisciplinary program. Courses taken to meet Health & Society requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the interdisciplinary program.

Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level including at least 12 credits in Health & Society and 6 credits in the interdisciplinary program. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA Programs.

Honours (Major/Minor) BA

The Honours BA may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor’s degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with certain Minors in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science and the Faculty of Health.

Honours (Minor) BA Program

This program may be pursued jointly with an Honours Major BA Program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, or with Honours Majors in Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Faculty of Health or Science and Engineering (some departments only). Students will take at least 30 credits in Health & Society, including the following:

  • AP/SOSC 2110 6.0 – A Critical Study of Health & Society;
  • AP/SOSC 2150 9.0 – Health in Crisis; Issues of Health Environment and Poverty
  • AP/SOSC 3993 3.0 – Research Methods in Social Science;
  • 9 additional credits at the 3000 level chosen from the Health & Society list of program courses.
  • 6 Social Science credits at the 4000 year level from the Health & Society list of program course