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Public Health

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Are you passionate about contributing to the health and well-being of communities? Explore community-based approaches to health promotion in this online program. Prepare for a career providing effective and inclusive services to communities.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required

Areas of focus

  • Ageing
  • Disability Studies
  • Global Health
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Health


  • Health administrator
  • Health advocate
  • Health educator
  • Health planner

Sample courses

  • Healthy Sexuality - HLTH 251
  • Determinants of Health and Population Health Promotion - HLTH 300
  • Health Program Planning and Program Management – HLTH 320


If you are a transfer student, you can apply directly to the Faculty of Human and Social Development and select the Public Health program as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

High school students and graduates can apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences (Undeclared) and transfer into this program after one or more years of study at UVic.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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Program planning

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