Human Health & Life

Programs (Honours) at Queen’s

All three programs offer experiential learning opportunities that embrace multi-disciplinary approaches including research opportunities. The common topic among these disciplines is the focus on the human, each providing viable paths to the health industry.

Life Sciences

  • A true biomedical science at heart with lab experiences throughout your degree.
  • A first-year of exploration in the sciences before settling into the core curriculum of Life Sciences.
  • International opportunities that include the option to begin your first year studies at our Castle in England or to choose from multiple exchange opportunities across the globe in upper-years.
  • Either a fourth-year capstone project or an independent study, where you can complete your own research in a one-on-one setting.
  • The ability to add a minor (in many Arts and Science disciplines) to your degree.
  • With an emphasis on cells and molecules, you can focus your studies in sub-plans that align with your specific interest.
  • An accelerated opportunity to graduate school.

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Health Sciences

  • Focuses on the health of humans from multiple viewpoints: from global and population health to molecular biology, and everything in between.
  • Bridges the life & physical sciences with the social sciences.
  • A direct-entry program, either online or on-campus, enabling you to dive right into the health sciences from day one.
  • One or more subjects of interest can be explored in depth, allowing for specific areas of study to appear on your transcript.
  • The flipped classroom approach allows for in-depth discussions and inquiry-based learning, with an emphasis on developing skills including collaboration, communication, and advocacy.

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Health Studies

  • A social science at the core, the focus is on health promotion and wellness, health behaviour change, and global and population health.
  • A first-year of exploration throughout the social sciences including a foundational course, Social Determinants of Health (HLTH 101), before settling into the upper year core curriculum of Health Studies.
  • Unique research-based course stream that includes a third year research skills development internship followed by an individually tailored honours thesis.
  • A fourth-year capstone community-based project in health program planning and evaluation.
  • The ability to add a minor (in many Arts and Science disciplines) to your degree.
  • International opportunities that include the option to begin your first year studies at our Castle in England or spend a term at the Castle in one of the upper year health programs that focus on global health and disability, or to choose from multiple exchange opportunities across the globe in upper-year.

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