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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Health Studies

Explore How Health Is Shaped

Build the skills you need to help solve health challenges – both locally and globally. Our students examine how understandings of health are shaped by culture, bringing together insights from the humanities, sciences and social sciences. In a stimulating yet academically rigorous environment, you will investigate competing claims about health and disease, engaging with systems put in place to deal with illness.

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Tailored Streams of Study

You can choose from two programs of study – Specialist in Health Studies or Major in Health Studies. We tailor each stream within the program to accommodate your interests, while maintaining a rigorous academic core curriculum.

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Core Courses

The core courses provide an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary Health Studies. You can build on these courses to design a program that reflects your interests.

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Health Studies Perspectives on COVID-19

Many UC faculty and students are responding to the ongoing public health crisis. See what they have been saying.

Upcoming Events

Jan 23
Conference
Register by Monday, January 18th
Develop your leadership skills and get ready to make a change in the new year!
Jan 28
Virtual Activity
Please RSVP by January 25, 2021
The UC Alumni Salon Series presents 2020 - Media in the Middle with Jim Williamson (BA 1982 UC).