Undergraduate degrees with Health major or minor - UC Health - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Undergraduate degrees with Health major or minor

Bachelor of Arts

Over the three years of your Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, you will gain a number of transferable skills employers want, and there are unique practical experiences such as internships on offer too. Features of the Bachelor of Arts at UC:

  • Flexible degree so you can specialise or study a wide variety of topics
  • Develops skills recruiters want - research, writing, critical thinking, analysis and communication
  • Option of an internship course in second and third year to gain practical experience
  • A wide range of scholarship, postgraduate and career opportunities are available

Health related majors include Education (Child and Adolescent Development), PyschologyHuman Services, Geography and Sociology


in Chemical and Process Engineering minor in Bioprocess Engineering

Completion of this minor gives graduates leverage in obtaining jobs in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and nutraceuticals industries. 

in Chemical and Process Engineering

This degree is a good foundation for students who are interested in obtaining a postgraduate degree in biomedical engineering. 

in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering (BE(Hons)) gives a broad undergraduate degree which allows students the opportunity to specialise in the area of health via their final year project. Students work on “Bench to Bedside” projects which apply technology to health fields, increasing efficiency and quality. Each year a number of students studying a BE(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering work in the ICU department at Christchurch Hospital on their final year projects, this opportunity is unique to the University of Canterbury.

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a flexible three-year degree that allows you to study a wide range of subjects, while specialising in one or two areas (your major or majors). A BSc will extend your knowledge in multiple interest areas, satisfying many questions you may have about the world and encourage you to investigate even further.

Health related majors include Geography and Pyschology.

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Medical Physics

The BSc(Hons) in Medical Physics degree comprises one full-time year of coursework that includes a research component. Students are admitted to the BSc(Hons) programme following the completion of a Bachelor of Science degree with a high level of achievement in appropriate subjects. Medical Physics is concerned with the application of the concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. A medical physicist applies scientific knowledge and technological skills to help prevent, diagnose and treat many kinds of diseases and health conditions. They are most often clinical scientists who play a pivotal role in planning and implementing patient treatment programmes. A medical physicist is typically a member of a multi-disciplinary team and may be involved in several activities relating to diagnosis and/or treatment in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. 


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