Faculty of Health Sciences

Topics covered

The BA and the BSc in Health Sciences span multiple disciplines ranging from mental health and addictions to environmental health and safety. See below for a list of topics embraced by our programs:

  • Chronic and Infectious Disease
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Systems
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Population and Public Health
  • Social and Health Policy Sciences
  • Social Inequities and Health

Your degree program will involve consideration of all of these topics.

Choose the BA if you are interested in a social sciences/humanities approach to health sciences.

Choose the BSc if your interest is more from the perspective of natural sciences.

Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts, Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Health Sciences
    • select your choice from the drop-down list of programs: BA Health Sciences or BSC Health Sciences

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Health Promotions Coordinator
  • Non Profit Health Agency Fundraiser
  • Global Health Advocate
  • Humanitarian Worker
  • Food Inspector
  • Health & Safety Advisor
  • Nurse
  • Medical Scientist
  • Professor
  • Health Equity Strategist
  • Health & Wellness Coordinator
  • Health & Benefits Admin Assistant
  • Health & Addictions Case Manager
  • Health Care Industry Sales Rep