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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Health Studies

Student FAQ: COVID-19

The Faculty of Arts & Science has answered some important questions on how COVID-19 measures will affect students enrolled in FAS courses.

  • Small and interactive classes
  • Research-driven study
  • Tailored streams to accommodate the particular interests of students

The Health Studies Program at University College brings together insights from the humanities, sciences and social sciences to build a broader understanding of individual and public health.

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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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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A Strong Focus on Research

Take advantage of mentorship opportunities from U of T’s best health researchers through a variety of independent research courses. The program's emphasis on research means that our graduates are well-prepared for postgraduate research and study in a variety of fields, including public health.

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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.