Bachelor of Health Sciences - Community and Population Health: Aboriginal and Rural Health

4 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

Learn more about the unique health challenges faced by people living in rural, northern, or Indigenous communities.

Through a holistic perspective on health informed by interactions between researchers, practitioners, and community members, you will be exposed to high-quality, diverse, and innovative approaches to learning and research.

Careers in healthcare management, administration, information systems, and public health are all accessible to those with this degree.

Program structure

1st year - 26 credit hours

  • Introductory Biology I
  • Introductory Biology II
  • Introductory Biology I Laboratory
  • Introductory Biology II Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I
  • The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
  • Introduction to Health Science I: Issues and Controversies
  • Health Care Systems
  • Functional Anatomy

One of the following:

  • Introduction to Literary Structures
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to Film
  • Writing and Communication Skills

2nd year - 24 credit hours

  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Health Economics and Policy
  • Resources, Economies, and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Health Science II: Rural and Aboriginal Issues
  • Ethics and Law in Health Care
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Basic Statistics
  • Statistics for Business and the Social Sciences

3rd year - 23 credit hours

  • Rural Community Economic Development
  • First Nations Health and Healing
  • First Nations Religion and Philosophy
  • Indigenous Environmental Philosophy
  • Human Physiology I
  • Human Physiology II
  • Human Physiology I Lab
  • Human Physiology II Lab
  • Research Design and Methods for Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Health Psychology

4th year- 18 credit hours

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Medical Geography
  • Human EcologyHuman Health and Development
  • Health and Chronic Disease Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Social Work Critical Issues in Aging


  • Tuition* 22,460 CAD
  • Student Fees* 1,690 CAD
  • Books* 1,600 CAD

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

Read more about University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Bachelor Community Population Health Aboriginal Rural review
Bachelor Community Population Health Aboriginal Rural Canada
Bachelor Community Population Health Aboriginal Rural admission
Bachelor Community Population Health Aboriginal Rural tuition fees
Bachelor Community Population Health Aboriginal Rural degree
Bachelor Community Population Health Aboriginal Rural University of northern british columbia
Contact the school
Do you want to know more about Bachelor of Health Sciences - Community and Population Health: Aboriginal and Rural Health? Fill out the form and a representative of the educational institution will contact you.