Public Health

As the first Bachelor of Public Health degree in Canada, our program provides students with outstanding education and experiential opportunities in a highly sought-after area of specialization.

If you are ready to create a healthier society, the innovative courses and professional experiences in our program prepare you for a rewarding career in public health.

Our program addresses individual, community and population health. Study emerging health issues such as mental health, infectious diseases and health disparities, and examine how health promotion, health administration and health policy can be used to improve health locally and around the world.

Vibrant courses that reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of health explore the biological, mental, social and environmental determinants of health and prepare graduates to meet Canada’s core competencies for public health practitioners.

Students have the option to pursue co-op, as well as research training and experiential learning, such as our one-of-a-kind Interprofessional Education for Quality Improvement Program (I-EQUIP). Visit to learn more.

  • Bachelor of Public Health

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

Not an Ontario Secondary School applicant? Find your admissions criteria here.

Career outcomes

  • Health promoter/health administrator
  • Health and safety manager
  • Data analyst
  • Mental health counsellor
  • Research co-ordinator

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)
  • One of Biology (SBI4U) or Chemistry (SCH4U)

Recommended subjects

  • 12M Science (SNC4M) or Exercise Science (PSE4U) or Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U)
  • One 3U math