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Public Health - BASc

Is it for you?

Public health professionals develop and implement initiatives that improve the health, safety and well-being of populations in the workplace, neighbourhoods, cities, countries and more.

This program offers experiential learning opportunities such as a paid co-op option, laboratory testing and analysis, site visits, presentations and seminars, and an independent research project. You’ll graduate prepared to protect the health of communities large and small and make a difference in humanity’s lived experience.

 Accreditations: 

  • Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

Program info

Faculty of Community Services

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

5-Year Co-op

2-Year option for university graduates

Bachelor of Applied Science

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Co-op available

Tuition and fees 

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format 2023-2024:

Ontario students fees range: $7,280 - $7,753
Out-of-province students fees range: $7,996 - $8,661
International student fees range: $33,423 - $34,665

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


2nd Semester


One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Your future

If desired, you can become certified as a public health inspector. You’ll also be prepared to pursue progressive opportunities in:

  • Government public health agencies
  • Environmental organizations
  • Private sector employment in food safety and quality
  • Business and non-profit health education and promotion
  • Communicable disease investigation
  • Health care research
  • Graduate studies in epidemiology, international health, health administration or education

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • One of Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition

Note: Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university will not be considered for admission to the four-year degree program.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university including three (lower or upper level) liberal studies courses.
  • Applicants must have as part of their degree (or other post-secondary education) credit for at least one single-term course in chemistry (equivalent to CHY 104).
  • Successful candidates may apply for up to six single-term transfer credits based on their previous university studies.

Student spotlight

"My passion for adding value to healthcare and social justice stems from my experiences as an immigrant. Learning about how organizations function in government and health care has helped me bridge my knowledge of health and politics so I can make a change in the world."

Marwah Azizi,
Public Health

Read the full article: Student Spotlight: Marwah Azizi, Public Health and Safety

Marwah Azizi, Public Health

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.