Biology, Development and Health ("BD&H"): This stream emphasizes health in the context of the development of the human being from the cellular and biosystems levels to the level of human health experience. Students focusing on this stream will explore basic biological and physiological processes and how these influence healthy social and emotional development throughout the life span.

A. Biology, Development and Health

No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used in Requirements J1, J2, and J3.

J1 College Requirement (9 credit units)

English Language Requirement

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3

If ENG 110 is chosen, 3 credit units will be used to fulfill the Arts Distribution Requirement (J3).

Indigenous Learning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 202.3
  • ARCH 350.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • ENG 242.3
  • ENG 243.3
  • ENG 335.3
  • HIST 195.3
  • HIST 266.3
  • INDG 107.3 (Recommended for Option D)
  • LING 253.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • POLS 222.3
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Quantitative Reasoning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

J2 Science Distribution Requirement (15 credit units)

  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 250.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • GEOL 122.3
  • PHYS 115.3

J3 Arts Distribution Requirement (12 credit units)

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

Note that many of the required courses described below have first year prerequisites. ANTH 111.3, ECON 111.3, GEOG 130.3, 3 credit units 100-level HIST, SOC 111.3, SOC 112.3, WGST 112.3 are recommended options.

If selected in College Requirement J1, 3 credit units of ENG 110.6 will be counted here.

J4 Major Requirement (63-66 credit units)

  • HLST 110.3
  • HLST 210.3
  • HLST 310.3
  • HLST 410.6

Students must choose one of the options upon entering the Health Studies program. Concentration within a stream of study, including specific clusters of courses, facilitates depth in specific areas, thus facilitating job training in particular areas or further study in specific disciplines. The approved courses within each stream are listed, but other appropriate courses may be approved by the Program Chair.

Option A: Biology, Development and Health (48 - 51 credit units)

Biology, Development and Health ("BD&H"): This stream emphasizes health in the context of the development of the human being from the cellular and biosystems levels to the level of human health experience. Students focusing on this stream will explore basic biological and physiological processes and how these influence healthy social and emotional development throughout the life span.

Within Option A, students must take courses from at least 4 subjects.

A1. Choose one of the following Science clusters (12 - 15 credit units):

At least 3 credit units must be at the 300-level or higher.

*Students with credit for BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 (formerly PHSI 208.6) may not subsequently receive credit for BIOL 224. Students may receive credit for all of BIOL 224 and BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 only if BIOL 224 is completed first. BIOL 224 may not be taken concurrently with either of BMSC 207 or BMSC 208. BIOL 224 is a prerequisite for a number of senior Biology courses including BIOL 317; BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 are prerequisites for most 300-level PHPY courses.

i. Development and Body Systems:

  • BIOL 224.3; or BMSC 207.3 and BMSC 208.3
  • BIOL 226.3

Choose one of the following:

1) BMSC 220.3 (BMSC 220 requires BMSC 200.3 as a prerequisite. This course may be used to fulfill A5 below.) and ACB 330.3;

2) Any two of BIOL 317.3BIOL 318.3, or BIOL 361.3;

3) Any two of PHPY 302.3PHPY 303.3, or ACB 310.3

ii. Neuroscience:

  • BIOL 224.3; or BMSC 207.3 and BMSC 208.3
  • Any two of PHPY 301.3, BIOL 317.3, or HSC 350.3
  • One of BIOL 430.3 or PHPY 404.3 (PHPY 404 requires PHPY 304.3 and PHPY 305.3 as prerequisites. These courses may be used to fulfill requirement 5 below.)

A2. Choose one of the following Arts clusters (12 credit units):

At least 3 credit units must be at the 300-level or higher.

i. Developmental Psychology:

  • One of PSY 207.3, PSY 223.3, PSY 256.3, or PSY 260.3
  • One of PSY 213.3, PSY 214.3, PSY 216.3
  • One of PSY 316.3, PSY 318.3, or PSY 418.3
  • PSY 315.3 or PSY 317.3

ii. Brain and Behaviour:

  • Any two of PSY 343.3, PSY 344.3, PSY 347.3, PSY 348.3, or PSY 448.3
  • One of PSY 223.3, or PSY 260.3
  • PSY 242.3 or PSY 246.3

A3. Statistics:

Complete the following statistics requirements:

  • PSY 233.3
  • PSY 234.3

*Students who are not eligible to take PSY 233 or PSY 234 as a result of having previously taken a different Statistics course(s) must consult the Program Chair to determine the effect on their program requirements. Equivalent courses will be accepted, but their designation as Science or Social Science courses may cause the program requirements below to be revised.

A4. Choose 6 credit units from the following "BD&H" Science courses:

At least 3 credit units chosen to fulfill requirements 4, 5 or 6 must be at the 300-level or higher.

*Students with credit for BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 (formerly PHSI 208.6) may not subsequently receive credit for BIOL 224. Students may receive credit for all of BIOL 224 and BMSC 207 and BMSC 208.3 only if BIOL 224 is completed first. BIOL 224 may not be taken concurrently with either of BMSC 207 or BMSC 208. BIOL 224 is a prerequisite for a number of senior Biology courses including BIOL 317; BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 are prerequisites for most 300-level PHPY courses.

  • ACB 310.3
  • ACB 330.3
  • BIOL 224.3*
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 317.3
  • BIOL 318.3
  • BIOL 361.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BMSC 207.3*
  • BMSC 208.3*
  • BMSC 220.3
  • HSC 350.3
  • PHPY 301.3
  • PHPY 302.3
  • PHPY 303.3
  • PHPY 404.3

A5. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Science courses:

At least 3 credit units chosen to fulfill requirements 4, 5 or 6 must be at the 300-level or higher.

*Students with credit for BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 (formerly PHSI 208.6) may not subsequently receive credit for BIOL 224. Students may receive credit for all of BIOL 224 and BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 only if BIOL 224 is completed first. BIOL 224 may not be taken concurrently with either of BMSC 207 or BMSC 208. BIOL 224 is a prerequisite for a number of senior Biology courses including BIOL 317; BMSC 207 and BMSC 208 are prerequisites for most 300-level PHPY courses.

  • ACB 310.3
  • ACB 330.3
  • BIOL 224.3*
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 228.3
  • BIOL 314.3
  • BIOL 317.3
  • BIOL 318.3
  • BIOL 324.3
  • BIOL 361.3
  • BIOL 363.3
  • BIOL 373.3
  • BIOL 410.3
  • BIOL 412.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BIOL 436.3
  • BIOL 470.3
  • BIOL 475.3
  • BMIS 308.3
  • BMSC 200.3
  • BMSC 207.3
  • BMSC 208.3
  • BMSC 210.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • CHEM 375.3
  • FABS 110.3
  • FABS 212.3
  • FABS 323.3
  • FABS 325.3
  • FABS 360.3
  • FABS 362.3
  • FABS 371.3
  • FABS 430.3
  • GEOG 233.3
  • GEOG 235.3
  • GEOG 333.3
  • MCIM 321.3
  • MCIM 423.3
  • NEUR 301.3
  • NEUR 350.3
  • NEUR 404.3
  • NUTR 120.3
  • PHPY 302.3
  • PHPY 303.3
  • PHPY 304.3
  • PHPY 305.3
  • PHPY 402.3
  • TOX 300.3
  • TOX 301.3
  • TOX 302.3
  • TOX 310.3
  • TOX 320.3
  • TOX 321.3
  • TOX 403.3
  • TOX 412.3

A6. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Arts courses:

At least 3 credit units chosen to fulfill requirements 4, 5 or 6 must be at the 300-level or higher. PHIL 234 is strongly recommended for all students.

  • ANTH 231.3
  • ANTH 332.3
  • ANTH 403.3
  • ANTH 405.3
  • ANTH 480.3
  • ARCH 270.3
  • ARCH 470.3
  • ARCH 471.3
  • ARCH 472.3
  • ECON 234.3
  • GEOG 222.2
  • GEOG 280.3
  • GEOG 322.3
  • GEOG 348.3
  • GEOG 364.3
  • GEOG 385.3
  • GEOG 386.3
  • GEOG 420.3
  • GEOG 464.3
  • HIST 253.3
  • HIST 303.3
  • HIST 333.3
  • HIST 334.3
  • HIST 353.3
  • HIST 365.3
  • HIST 387.3
  • HIST 481.3
  • HIST 484.3
  • HIST 488.3
  • INDG 210.3
  • INDG 221.3
  • INDG 241.3
  • INDG 255.3
  • INDG 256.3
  • INDG 321.3
  • PHIL 224.3
  • PHIL 231.3
  • PHIL 234.3
  • PHIL 294.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • PSY 207.3
  • PSY 213.3
  • PSY 214.3
  • PSY 216.3
  • PSY 223.3
  • PSY 224.3
  • PSY 226.3
  • PSY 227.3
  • PSY 230.3
  • PSY 236.3
  • PSY 242.3
  • PSY 246.3
  • PSY 256.3
  • PSY 257.3
  • PSY 260.3
  • PSY 261.3
  • PSY 315.3
  • PSY 316.3
  • PSY 317.3
  • PSY 318.3
  • PSY 347.3
  • PSY 348.3
  • PSY 380.3
  • PSY 410.3
  • PSY 418.3
  • PSY 423.3
  • PSY 427.3
  • PSY 448.3
  • RLST 282.3
  • SOC 202.3
  • SOC 219.3
  • SOC 235.3
  • SOC 238.3
  • SOC 242.3
  • SOC 319.3
  • SOC 328.3
  • SOC 341.3
  • SOC 344.3
  • SOC 347.3
  • SOC 402.3
  • SOC 409.3
  • SOC 420.3
  • SOC 421.3
  • SOC 428.3

J5 Electives (18-21 credit units)

Electives

Arts and Science courses, or those from other Colleges that have been approved for Arts and Science credit, to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit Honours program. Of the 120 credit units required at least 66 must be at the 200-level or higher.

If you require further assistance, please contact the Arts & Science Undergraduate Student Office.