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Health Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
You will be interested in the Health Sciences major program at Simon Fraser University if you want to understand issues affecting health and disease, environmental issues that affect communities and global health, or multi-level health policy making.
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International exchange opportunities are available for the the BA and BSc programs, as well as a partnership with Langara College to enable students to complete the first two years of their program before transferring to SFU. Options for an Honours Degree (BA and BSc) or a Minor in Health Sciences are also offered for students accepted into a program.

Our programs cover a wide range of health sciences topics including:

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

Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University is a major program. Topics studied in the course of your degree program are 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, and Social Inequities and Health.

Population and Public Health: Investigate the health, illness and disease of communities from a global perspective. Study current topics in drugs and society, sexuality, disease and alternative medicine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nucleic Acids
  • Biomembranes
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Membrane Transport Mechanisms
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Mechanisms of Secretory Transport
  • Cells and Disease
  • Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Genome Biology
  • Gene Expression
  • Signal Transduction
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Proteomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Quantitative and analytical skills requirement
  • All applicants must demonstrate competence in Quantitative and Analytical skills
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or Cambridge Pre-University Diploma
  • Admission average calculated on a minimum of three A-Level subjects, or two A-levels and two AS-Level subjects (all of which must be in different subject areas)
  • Submit certified true copies of final GCSE results and predicted A-level results

Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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