BA in Health & Community Services admission requirements

BA in Health and Community Services students will have usually completed 30 units of 1st and 2nd year coursework at UVic or another recognized post-secondary institution.However, those who have completed at least 12 units of course work may apply to enter the program in second year for on campus studies only, and students who have completed 27 or more units may apply to enter the program in third year for online studies. At least 30 units must be completed in the Health and Community Services Program.

A minimum GPA of 4.0 (B-) on the most recent 12 units is required for consideration. All qualified applicants will enter a competitive selection process (GPA, work experience). Application deadline is April 15 — see Steps to apply for application guidelines.

All new applicants to the university must submit the following to Undergraduate Admissions: an online Application for Admission to the University; a resumé of work and volunteer experience, as well as a personal statement of intent.

UVic students (those seeking admission from another faculty) must submit an Application for Re-registration, resumé of work and volunteer experience, as well as a personal statement of intent to Undergraduate Records and Graduation Services.

Students who have completed a recognized health and/or human services related professional academic program with an overall grade point average of B (5.0) or higher may be eligible to receive block credit upon admission to PHSP (15 units for a full-time one-year certificate and 30 units for a full-time two-year diploma). Fulltime equivalent academic certificates of less than one year will be considered for limited block PHSP credit on a case-by-case basis only. This does not include vocational, continuing studies or professional development certificates or diplomas.

Policies and procedures for granting transfer credit at the University of Victoria and the Faculty of Human and Social Development are described in the University Calendar.

The School of Public Health and Social Policy does not offer course challenges or prior learning assessment.

All students must meet UVic’s “Academic Writing Requirement”, page 31. It is strongly recommended that students have completed Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 or equivalent.