Program Requirements

Health Studies Specialist (Arts program) 

(11.0 FCEs, including at least 2.0 FCE at the 400 level.)

This is a limited enrolment program with a finite number of spaces. To apply, students must have completed 4.0 FCEs. For further details on the application process please visit the Health Studies website at www.uc.utoronto.ca/healthstudies/ 

First Year: No specific courses required. Students are advised to take introductory courses that will serve as prerequisites for optional courses of interest to them later in the program; we recommend at least 1.0 FCE in life sciences (e.g. BIO120H1/BIO130H1) and 1.0 FCE in social sciences or humanities (e.g., PHL100Y1 and/or SOC101Y1). UNI103Y1 would also be an asset, and can be counted towards program requirements.

Second YearHST209H1HST211H1HST250H1

0.5 FCE in statistics: STA220H1 or equivalent; 

1.5 FCE of the following courses: ANT208H1/HMB202H1/HMB203H1/JSU237H1/NFS284H1/PHL281H1/SOC243H1/STA221H1/TRN235H1/TRN236H1

Third YearHST310H1HST330H1HST350Y1HST373H1;

1.5 FCE of the following courses:HST308H1/HST309H1/ABS340Y1/ABS350H1/ANT345H1/ANT348H1/ANT358H1/GGR340H1/HPS319H1/HMB303H1/HMB323H1/PHL380H1/PHL381H1/PHL383H1/PHS300H1/SOC363H1/SOC364H1/WGS367H1

Fourth YearHST450Y1;

1.0 FCE of the following courses: HST408H1/HST409H1/HST411H1/HST440H1/HST464H1

The remaining 1.5 FCE can include any courses not previously taken from the lists above, or any of the following:HST480H1/UNI103Y1/ANT460H1/ENV430H1/HAJ453H1/HMB433H1/HMB498Y1/HMB422H1/HMB406H1/HMB462H1/HMB434H1/IRE378H1/JFP450H1/NEW344Y1/PHL440H1/RLG440H1/SOC427H1


Health Studies Major (Arts program) 

(8.0 FCEs, including at least 1.5 FCE at the 400 level.)

This is a limited enrolment program with a finite number of spaces. To apply, students must have completed 4.0 FCEs. For further details on the application process please visit the Health Studies website at www.uc.utoronto.ca/healthstudies/  

First Year: No specific courses required. Students are advised to take introductory courses that will serve as prerequisites for optional courses of interest to them later in the program; we recommend at least 1.0 FCE in life sciences (e.g. BIO120H1/BIO130H1) and 1.0 FCE in social sciences and/or humanities (e.g., PHL100Y1 and/or SOC101Y12H1). UNI103Y1would also be an asset, and can be counted towards program requirements.

Second YearHST209H1,HST211H1,HST250H1

0.5 FCE in statistics: STA220H1 or equivalent; 

1.0 FCE of the following courses: ANT208H1/HMB202H1/HMB203H1/JSU237H1/NFS284H1/PHL281H1/SOC243H1/STA221H1/TRN235H1/TRN236H1

Third YearHST310H1HST330H1HST373H1;

1.0 FCE of the following courses:HST308H1/HST309H1/HST350Y1/ABS340Y1/ABS350H1/ANT345H1/ANT348H1/ANT358H1/GGR340H1/HPS319H1/HMB303H1/HMB323H1/PHL380H1/PHL381H1/PHL383H1/PHS300H1/SOC363H1/SOC364H1/WGS367H1

Fourth Year: 1.5 FCE of the following courses: HST400Y1/HST408H1/HST409H1/HST411H1/HST440H1/HST451Y1/HST464H1/HST480H1

The remaining 1.0 FCE can include any courses not previously taken from the lists above, or any of the following:UNI103Y1/ANT460H1/ENV430H1/JFP450H1/HAJ453H1/HMB406H1/HMB422H1/HMB433H1/HMB434H1/HMB462H1/HMB498Y1/IRE378H1/NEW344Y1/PHL440H1/RLG440H1/SOC427H1

Not all courses are offered every year. Students are responsible for checking prerequisites for all courses. Courses in the current academic Calendar that include content of relevance to Health Studies may be considered for program inclusion in consultation with the Health Studies Program Director.