The Health Studies Plan is a social science concentration that addresses subject areas bearing on human health. For the public health care system in Canada to function effectively both the social and physical determinants of health at the individual and societal level need to be understood in the context of health education, health policy, community health, and epidemiology. The core competencies of the Plan include health processes (e.g. implementation of programs and policies), health content (e.g. nutrition, sexuality), and supporting knowledge and concepts fundamental to the evaluation of health (e.g. behavior, lifestyle choices). Major, Medial and Minor/General Plans in Health Studies are all available, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, with admission based on first-year standing.