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Health Science — New Students

Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Horticulture!

We are excited you've decided to join us to pursue the study of Health Science.  This is a great program that offers a well rounded education to support students interested in careers or graduate studies in the health industry.

University science courses are interesting, engaging and rewarding but have a heavy workload due to mandatory labs each week.  As this is the case, we recommend the course plan below for your first year to keep your school-work-life balance and to ensure success in all of your courses.  For yearly course progression requirements, please refer to the Academic Calendar

Please note: Many KPU courses have prerequisite (registration) requirements.  If you are missing any of these, please make an appointment to see an Academic Advisor by calling 604.599.2044 for "first year course planning and prerequisites". 

For information on NEXT STEPS including how to check your registration time,  registering for courses, paying your tuition and buying textbooks visit the Newly Accepted Students page.

BSc. Health Science – Recommended First-Year Course Plans for 3-5 courses per semester         Note: italicized courses are program declaration requirements

3 COURSES:

Fall:     11 credits                                                                Spring:             10 credits                                               Summer:  11 credits

HSCI 1115 – Intro. To Health Science (3)                    ENGL 1100 – Intro. University Writing (3)                  PHYS 1101 – Physics for Life Sciences I*     (4) ***

BIOL 1110 – Intro. To Biology I           (4)*                    BIOL 1210 – Intro. To Biology II          (4)*                    MATH 1230 – Calculus fir Life Sciences II (3)

CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)*               MATH 1130 – Calculus for Life Sciences I (3)             CHEM 1210 – Chem. Energetics & Dynamics (4)*

 

4 COURSES:

Fall:     14 credits                                                          Spring:             14 credits                                                      Summer:         10 credits

HSCI 1115 – Intro. To Health Science (3)               HSCI 2220 – Medical Terminology (3)                           PHYS 1101 – Physics for Life Sciences I*(4) ***

BIOL 1110 – Intro. To Biology I           (4)*                BIOL 1210 – Intro. To Biology II          (4)*                          MATH 1230 – Calculus for Life Sciences I (3)

CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)*               CHEM 1210 – Chem. Energetics & Dynamics (4)*    ENGL 1202 or 1204: Literature or Genre (3)

ENGL 1100 – Intro. To University Writing (3)             MATH 1130 – Calculus for Life Sciences I (3)

 

5 COURSES:

Fall:     18 credits                                                               Spring:             17 credits                                                           Summer:  OFF – 0 credits (or 3 credits)

HSCI 1115 – Intro. To Health Science (3)                    HSCI 2220 – Medical Terminology (3)                                   MATH 1230 – Calculus for Life Sciences I (3)

BIOL 1110 – Intro. To Biology I           (4)*                  BIOL 1210 – Intro. To Biology II          (4)*                 

CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)*               CHEM 1210 – Chem. Energetics & Dynamics (4)*   

ENGL 1100 – Intro. To University Writing (3)             MATH 1130 – Calculus for Life Sciences I (3)

PHYS 1101 – Physics for Life Sciences I(4)*               ENGL 1202 or 1204: Literature or Genre (3)

(***) PHYS 1120 – Physics for Physical and Applied Sciences I (4) may be substituted for this requirement based on course offerings.

Declaration Requirements    

Students intending to graduate with this Faculty of Science and Horticulture degree must declare the credential by the time they complete 60 credits of undergraduate coursework. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

In good academic standing with the University

Completion of a minimum of 24 credits of undergraduate coursework, including the following:

3 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher

BIOL 1110 with a minimum grade of “C”

BIOL 1210 with a minimum grade of “C”

CHEM 1110 with a minimum grade of “B” or CHEM 1210 with a minimum grade of “C”

MATH 1120 with a minimum grade of “C” or MATH 1130 with a minimum grade of “C”

HSCI 1115 with a minimum grade of “C”

HSCI 1220 with a minimum grade of “C” or ENGL 12XX with a minimum grade of “C”

 

ELECTIVE RECOMMENDATIONS if seeking an additional course or one which is outlined above is not available.

Choose 1 of

MATH 1135 (3)

Problems and Concepts

PHIL 1145  (3)

Critical Thinking

PHIL 1155 (3)

Introduction to Scientific Reasoning

SOCI 1125 (3)

Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures

INDG 1100 (3)

Introduction to Indigenous Studies

 

Choose 1 of:

ANTH 1100 (3)             Social and Cultural Anthropology

PSYC 1100 (3)              Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes

OR Choose 1 elective at the 1100-level or higher.

* This is a lab science course.  You must register in both the lecture and lab portions.  Please contact Student Enrolment Services at 604.599.2000 if you are experiencing registration issues.

**Please be advised that BIOL 1110 requires students to have completed English 12 with a B grade or equivalent in order to enroll.

Additional courses which satisfy the English prerequisite for this course which may be taken at KPU or transferred  from another recognized post-secondary institution include:

 

Current KPU Courses:
Course  Minimum Grade
ENGQ 1091 C
ENGQ 1092 C
ENGQ 1099 C
ENGL 1100 C
ENGL 1202 C
ENGL 1204 C
ELST 0381 with  B in both subjects
ELST 0383
Archived KPU Courses:
Course  Minimum Grade
ABEE 0091 C
ABEE 0092 C
ENGL 1110 C
ENGL 1200 C
ENGL 1201 C
ENGL 1203 C
ENGL 1205 C
ENGL 1206 C
Transferred Unassigned English Credits:
Course  Minimum Grade
ENGL 1XXX C
ENGL 11XX C
ENGL 12XX C
ENGL 2XX C
ENGL 2XXX C
For further information on the above, please email sciencehortadvising@kpu.ca.