FAQs

Have questions? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

I am thinking about applying to Brock, where can I get more information about your undergraduate programs?

In the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences we offer nine undergraduate programs that cover a wide range of topics.

Visit each of our five department pages to find the academic path that interests you.

How do I find out if I meet the requirements to apply to a specific undergraduate program?

 Program descriptions, requirements, expected cut-off averages and career options for all of our undergraduate programs can be found on Brock University programs page.

If I’m currently a college student, or have complete some post-secondary credits, how can I find out which credits will be used for admission criteria?

You should contact the Admissions Office to find out what they will look at when making admission decisions.

I am thinking about applying to graduate studies at Brock, where can I get more information about your programs and deadlines?

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences offers five graduate programs with a variety of fields of interest. Program descriptions, requirements and application deadlines for all of our graduate programs can be found on our faculty Graduate Studies page.

I accepted my offer to Brock, what’s next?

First, congratulations, we can’t wait to meet you!

Making the transition to university can be overwhelming — that’s why we’re here to help.

The Discover Brock University webpage has information on how to maximize your Brock experience, and prepare for the transition to university life, even before Orientation Week.

We offer three unique transition programs — Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp to help you get started.

I’m starting at Brock in September what do I need to know?

There are a number of steps you need to take before your first day of classes in September. Get a head start by finding out how to activate your student portal, get your student ID card and register for courses.

We offer three unique transition programs — Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp to help you get started.

Sometimes I feel like Brock has its own language, terms and definitions. How do I learn what all of these mean and if they are relevant to me? 

We agree, sometimes it can feel like you are learning a new language. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the following terms, especially prior to registration to help you learn the language of Brock.

I, or someone I care about is in crisis, what should I do?

 If this is an emergency, call 911 or Campus Security, by dialing, 905-688-5550, then 1, then the extension below:

  •     Extension 3200 (crisis)
  •     Extension 4300 (non-crisis)

Other concerns? You are not alone. There are many services and programs to meet your needs. For a complete list Student Wellness and Accessibility Services.

I’m not feeling well. What health services are available to me as a Brock student?

Student Health Services provides confidential primary health care, prevention programs, wellness education and strategic medical and academic partnerships promoting optimal health and university success.

Is there a quick and easy way to have all of Brock’s resources at my fingertips?

Yes, Brock Mobile lets Brock University students, staff, and faculty quickly access campus and local resources 24/7. Brock Mobile is your direct line to a safer, healthier Brock University.

Learn more about why you should download the app

How do I make an appointment with my academic advisor?

Appointments can be made through your my.brocku.ca portal. Appointments times open up a week in advance. On Thursday between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m., and Friday between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m., appointment times for the following week will be made available.


How do I change my major?

If you wish to change your major, you will need to fill out a change of a major form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. Change of major requests for Health Sciences are only done between May 1 and August 20th.


What are the requirements to change my major to Public Health?

If you wish to change your major to Public Health, you need to meet the following criteria:

Major average of 70%
Minor average of 60%
Minimum of 60% in HLSC 1F90 and MATH 1F92 (or 1P98)


What are the requirements to change my major to Medical Sciences?

If you wish to change your major to Medical Sciences, you need to meet the following Criteria:

Major average of 70%
Minor average of 60%
Minimum of 60% in HLSC 1F90 and MATH 1F92 (or 1P98)
Successful completion of BIOL 1P91 & BIOL 1P92
Successful completion of CHEM 1P91 and 1P92


What are the requirements to change my major to Community Health?

If you wish to change your major to Public Health, you need to meet the following criteria:

Major and Minor average of 60%
Minimum of 60% in HLSC 1F90 and MATH 1F92 (or 1P98)


How can I get more research experience?

Search the faculty member’s profiles on our website and make note of what interests you. The best way to start is volunteering in a lab or doing filed work or literature searches. We also have courses dedicated to research such as HLSC 3P30 or HLSC 4P30. These are Directed Readings in which you work one on one with the professor to develop a research project of mutual interest. You could also do a 4th year thesis (HLSC 4F90) in which you work extensively with a professor to test a hypothesis or fulfill research objectives. Doing a thesis is the best way to know if you really like research and whether or not graduate studies are for you


Can I apply to teaching assistant positions as an undergraduate student?

Yes, sometimes positions open up to undergraduate students. We encourage you to apply if you have the qualifications listed in the job description.


Can I ask for an override if I’m not a Health Sciences major?

Yes, sometimes positions open up to undergraduate students. We encourage you to apply if you have the qualifications listed in the job description.

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Health Sciences Calendar

Learn more about degree requirements and course information in the current Health Sciences Calendar.