Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Global health challenges, such as chronic and communicable diseases, do not recognize borders. The health of the world’s population is intertwined with broader issues, including wealth disparity, environmental degradation, government policy and human rights. York’s Global Health degree examines these and other issues to prepare students for careers in global health locally, nationally and internationally.
All students, whether in the BA or BSc options, are exposed to the major issues that are at the forefront of global health through core courses, including:
Canada’s first undergraduate global health degree. Listed by Maclean’s Magazine as one of York’s “Standout Programs.”
- Global Health Governance and Leadership
- Global Health Policy, Power and Politics
- Health and Human Rights
- Determinants of Health: Local to Global
- Chronic Diseases and Care
- Communicable Diseases and Care
- Healthcare Planning for Communities
- Healthcare Ethics
Agents of Change in a Global World course: The only undergraduate course of its kind in Canada, Agents of Change in a Global World examines effective change processes and the attributes of those who lead them. Students reflect on the question “Can one person make a difference?” This course uses blended learning approaches with alternating online and face-to-face learning in which students work with community organizations successfully making a difference.
Prerequisites for medical and other professional schools: The Global Health degree, covering both the life sciences and the social sciences, provides an excellent comprehensive education plus all of the prerequisite courses required for medical or other professional schools.
Real World Experience
Students have an opportunity in their fourth year to benefit from hands-on experience, applying what they learn in class out in the real world working at an organization either within the Greater Toronto Area or elsewhere in Canada, or internationally. Examples of organizations include:
For inquiries about the Global Health degree program, please contact:
Program Assistant, Global Health