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Health Studies

The Specialization in Health Studies is open to single and joint-major Honours students in Sociology who are interested in a career related to medical sociology, health care systems, or critical research in health and illness. The specialization provides students with course options designed for learning and training in the practical and theoretical aspects of health-related topics.

Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for an Honours degree in Sociology may apply for a Specialization in Health Studies, if they have successfully completed the following 3.0 credits:

  • 1.0 SOCI credit consisting of SOCI 2630H and 3631H
  • 2.0 SOCI credits from SOCI 2015H, 3250H, 3440H, 4050H, 4410H, 4420H, 4512H, either 4550Y or 4551H, 4620H, or 4850H

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%