Students majoring in health sciences are driven to improve the health of their communities. Students interested in this major generally prepare for careers in health, health policy, law, health education, program planning and evaluation, community health, behavioral health, occupational safety, and more.
The Department of Public Health focuses on understanding human health from a population perspective, emphasizing health equity, social justice, and the health effects of dynamic physical, social, and political environments. It asks students to think critically, explore health from various perspectives, and understand the role that culture has in constructing health. The department also emphasizes problem-based learning, which is core to its approach. The department aims to help students develop critical thinking, effective teamwork, and strong problem-solving skills.
An undergraduate degree in general health sciences gives students a core knowledge foundation in healthcare delivery disciplines. Many students who want to pursue further training as a clinician (e.g., doctor, nurse, physical therapist) may choose this pathway.
Career Opportunities Include:
Audiologist • Dietitian/Nutritionist • Medical Assistant • Occupational Therapist • Nurse • Medical or Clinical Lab Technician • Dental Assistant • Radiation Therapist
Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.
Department of Public Health