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UTP Stage II: Health Sciences (BA)

UTP Stage II: Health Sciences (BA): The interdisciplinary approach of SFU's Health Sciences program encourages a broad exploration of diverse areas of study and will allow students to gain an excellent foundation in a variety of areas and choose the area of study they wish to specialize in when they progress to SFU.

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Program Normal Duration Total Program Fee

UTP Stage II

3 terms

C$29,777 for 30 credits (2020/21)

* Program fees are based on 30 credits of study at C$992.57 per credit. Students taking more than 30 credits of study will need to pay additional fees. Not for credit transfer Academic Literacy Course is a requirement for UTP Stage II Direct entry.



January, May, September

Required courses (5):

  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Global Perspectives on Health
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

Elective Courses (no more than two from each grouping):

Group One:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus for the Social Sciences I
  • Pre-Calculus

Group Two:

  • Canada Since Confederation
  • East/West Literature
  • Literature Across Cultures
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Performance
  • Literary Classics
  • The Social History of Canada

Group Three:

  • Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Politics and Government
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Wonder of Words

Entry to second year at SFU Health Sciences (BA)

Areas of study:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Health Education
  • International Health
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health Program Management
  • Development and Sustainability
  • Bioethics
  • Health Technology
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Global Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Environmental Health and Toxicology
  • Infectious Disease

For more information on SFU's Faculty of Health Sciences, visit

You must complete a minimum of 10 academic courses at FIC with an overall GPA of 2.5 and with a grade of C- or better in all courses upon completion of UTP Stage II, in order to be guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice. A student advisor can help you choose appropriate courses to satisfy SFU entry requirements. Your UTP Stage II Program may include a mandatory non-credit academic literary course.

Potential career paths

  • Health Services
  • Administration
  • Health Charities and Foundations
  • Public and Private Research
  • Health Prevention and Promotion
  • Waste-water Treatment
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Rehabilitation Worker
  • Community Outreach Specialist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health Ethicist
  • Health Records Professional
  • Infectious Disease Worker
  • Public Health Inspector
  • Health Product Regulation
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Health Educator

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