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Health Sciences is a launching point to a wide variety of professionally rewarding careers that make a real difference to your community.

The Health Sciences major is designed for students interested in understanding the causes of disease, strategies for promoting wellness and behavior change, and the scientific basis and methodologies for analysis of health concerns for both individuals and populations. The major combines a broad foundation of health-related course work that allows the graduate to work in many health related entry level positions. Further, with a tailored choice of preparatory courses and the addition of a Pre-Professional Health Minor the graduate is suitable for entry into professional programs in dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health and veterinary medicine.

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The major is a part of the Department of Health Sciences, an academic unit within the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.


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Health Sciences
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.S. with a major in Health Sciences
  • Concentrations: None
  • Minors:
    • Substance Abuse Education

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