Health Sciences (BSc)

Develop scientific investigative techniques to identify and address complex health challenges to improve human health and well-being. This degree is designed primarily to prepare you for postgraduate opportunities in health-related fields, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, public health and epidemiology. You’ll experience teaching methods used by many health-based professional programs.


2022 graduates who secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies


Laurier ranks in the top 6 percent of universities worldwide*


students who gained hands-on learning experiences at Laurier in 2022

*Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)


Format: full time      Duration: four years     Start: September (fall term) or January (winter term)    OUAC code: USH

Your Path to Medical School


Get one step closer to your medical school dreams at Laurier!

Our pathway agreement with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) means you’re automatically granted an admissions interview to the AUC School of Medicine if you meet all academic requirements. Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to write exams to practice medicine in Canada, the UK or the United States.

Program Options and Courses

Options and Minors

These are a few of the many popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Management Option
  • Psychology Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

First-Year Courses

  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry II
  • Health Issues I
  • Health Issues II
  • Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • 0.5 elective credit

Sample Upper-Year Courses

  • Introduction to Immunology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Nutrition and Health
  • Epigenetics & Health
  • Biomedical Virology

Similar Programs


Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.

You can apply for admission to co-op in your first year and may be eligible for an admission interview early in your second year. As a student in this program, you will be eligible to complete paid work terms lasting 12 to 16 weeks.

Interested? Learn more about co-op.

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.


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"The wide range of work and volunteer opportunities within the program, the faculty and Laurier in general are amazing. I have applied what I’ve learned from class to part-time work and research."

Elvira Sathurni, Health Sciences graduate

Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • cardiovascular perfusionist
  • dentist
  • epidemiologist
  • health-care administrator
  • medical doctor
  • nuclear medicine technologist
  • public policy analyst
  • radiation therapist

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Waterloo Campus

The Waterloo campus is tucked into about one city block, so you’re steps away from your classes, food and your new favourite study spot.

There are many ways to tour our Waterloo campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

"I have had some professors teach me multiple courses, which paved the way for one-on-one connections. The professors know you by name and ask about your work; they care about how you’re doing.”
Alike Sarian, Health Sciences graduate

Interested in More Info?

Email, call 548.889.8888 or see all contact information.