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The B.S. in Health Sciences degree 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. The major combines a broad foundation of health-related course work with a choice of preparatory courses suitable for entry into graduate programs in dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health and veterinary medicine. 

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Health Sciences
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Substance Abuse Education

Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare Health Sciences when they register for orientation.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers 
If you are a current student wishing to declare or change a major, minor, or pre-professional program, you must complete a request through MyMadison. After you complete the request, you are required to meet with Laura Blosser to complete the declaration process.

Visit to schedule an appointment. Students have two months after submitting the declaration request through mymadison to meet with Laura or the request will be denied. 

Other Declaring Information 
Deadlines for declaring the Health Sciences major (exceptions are made for new transfer students):

  • September 15 for spring semester
  • February 15 for summer and fall semesters
Progressing in the Major

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 by the end of sophomore year to progress in the major.

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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