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What You’ll Study

There are many ways to prepare for a career in healthcare. A degree in health sciences gives you plenty of opportunity to explore the many ways to keep the body healthy from the physiological to the psychological. You will also learn the ins and outs of the healthcare system and public health initiatives. Through your studies, you will encounter ethical dilemmas and work with your classmates and professors to create ethical paths forward.  

Built on a strong liberal arts and science foundation, you will choose between a healthcare studies track or a bioscience track. To help you solidify your track, you will complete at least two internships to help you define and refine your future goals. By providing you with multiple opportunities to put your learning to action, you will graduate more confident about the direction you choose and more prepared to improve the communities in which you live, work, and serve.  

How Can You Use This Degree?

When you graduate, you can go directly into the workforce in the following areas: 

  • Occupational therapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Private business 
  • Healthcare organizations 
  • Health insurance 
  • Marketing and public relations 
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Health communication and media 
  • Research  
  • Policy and government 

You may also have the coursework to pursue graduate studies in:  

  • Occupational therapy 
  • Physical therapy 

Highlighted Courses

  • Introduction to Health Sciences (HLT 102) 
  • Health Research & Informatics (HLT 201) 
  • Epidemiology for Health Sciences (HLT 300) 
  • Health Strategies & Interventions (HLT 301) 

Program Contact

Tiffiny Shockley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

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