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

BMED

Biomedical Sciences

HSOC

Health & Society

BHSc student featured in award winning video

Author: Alina Cox, Office of the Vice-President

Innovation Untold, a collaboration between Innovation@UCalgary and a senior-level communication and media studies course instructed by Dr. Samantha Thrift, PhD, invited students across campus to connect with a UCalgary innovator and create a compelling three-minute video to showcase their work.

The grand prize of $5,000 was awarded to Hesamaddin Rezaei for their video When Lupines Bloomwhich captures the work of undergraduate researcher Catharine Bowman, who has worked with Dr. Pierre-Yves von der Weid, PhD, since 2014 to explore novel pharmacological interventions for lymphedema. Lymphedema is an inflammatory disease most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment.

“Telling the abbreviated story of Catherine Bowman let me know how many unsolved problems still exist in the world,” says Rezaei.

Hesamaddin Rezaei

BHSc in the News

Syed

Lab experience teaches BHSc student new ways of seeing datasets

In Ward of the 21 Century summer student program, Syed Rizvi learns more about research — and himself.

Symposium

Symposium highlights undergraduate summer research

Bioinformatics student, Anjola Adeboye, shares her summer research experience at this year's online version of the 2020 Summer Student Symposium.

BHSc students

4 best friends in the BHSc program all get into med school

Four Black best friends who met at the University of Calgary not only graduated together this year — each of them were also accepted into medical school.