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 athletic training, dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health and veterinary medicine.

We also offer a minor in Substance Use Disorder Education.


Pre-professional health minors: Medicine, Athletic Training, Dentistry, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Veterinary Medicine

Common minors: Biology, Health Communication, Chronic Illness, Medical Humanities, Gerontology, Medical Spanish, and Substance Abuse Education. 

Potential Careers
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Health and Wellness Specialist
  • Physical Therapy Tech / Aide
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Health Educator
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Health Sciences Specialist Federal/ State Agencies
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Health Advocacy, Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Insurance Coding
  • Pharmaceutical Representative/Sales

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