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Program Objectives

The new Health Sciences program at Laurier is designed for students interested in pursuing postgraduate opportunities in health-related fields. Students will approach the study of health through a combination of fundamental courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Math
  • Applied Health Courses

Exposure to health care practitioners and applied researchers will lend relevance and scope to the academic curriculum. Students begin, from day one, incorporating a health and wellness perspective into their studies. As the program progresses, students will develop their:

  • Scientific investigative techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Core competencies in the foundational and applied health sciences
  • Application of skills and knowledge in research and practice

Students will also gain hands-on laboratory and practical experiences through the Community Service-Learning components. Students may choose a "generalist" stream or may elect to focus in one of the applied areas of specialization (Bio-Med, Med-Chem or Med-Psych).