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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Ecological Determinants of Health in Society


The relationship between human health and environment is a complex, developing field. While the study of health often falls within the health sciences, the social sciences also play an important role in the design, implementation, and monitoring of interventions within societies.  

Demographic patterns and urbanization, economic forces, ethics, indigenous knowledge, and an understanding of how social change is put into action are all critical if we are to be successful in our efforts to assure health of individuals and societies in the future.

Students in the BA Faculty Program in Environment have the option to pursue the Ecological Determinants of Health in Society Domain, which explores how the environment affects human health and health policy. This Domain prepares students to contribute to the solution of problems of nutrition and infection by tying the relevant natural sciences to the social sciences. 


You could become a professional: 

  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Journalist / Science Communicator
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Public Health Officer
  • Health Promoter
  • Public Health Specialist

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

See the following complementary minors:  

Related Majors

Discover these related majors: 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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