Bachelor of Health Sciences

Overview of BHSc program

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program is an inquiry-based, multidisciplinary, and research-intensive undergraduate health sciences honours degree program offered through the Cumming School of Medicine in collaboration with other Faculties at the University of Calgary.

By unifying the diverse research areas that relate to human health, the BHSc program centres on three major areas of health sciences: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Sciences and Health & Society, which are linked by a common inquiry component, taught by accomplished faculty researchers/educators. This structure is designed to produce graduates with highly developed core competencies in health research and communication, and who are able to apply their knowledge to the broad spectrum of health-related issues. 

BINF

Bioinformatics

BMSC

Biomedical Sciences

HSOC

Health & Society

BHSc in the News

Whitney

UCalgary medical students work with immigrant youth to co-create health programs

BHSc'20 (Health & Society) alumna, Whitney Ereyi-Osas, now in her first year of medical school at the University of Calgary, has been involved with the Refugee and Immigrant Student Empowerment (RISE) since her undergraduate days. RISE is led by led Dr. Turin Chowdhury, a member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the Cumming School of Medicine.

Dr. Farrier

Christian Farrier becomes UCalgary’s 19th Rhodes Scholar

Cumming School of Medicine alumnus is among 11 Canadians to receive a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford next year. Christian began his academic journey at the University of Calgary in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program as a Biomedical Sciences Major.

Kira

Class of 2020: BHSc alumna Kira Makuk

Kira balanced the demands of being a varsity athlete while completing her BHSc degree during her time at the University of Calgary.