The Bachelor of Health Science program has two majors – health science and communication sciences and disorders – that are ideal for students who want to work in health care. The program is designed to provide strong core skills in preparation for advanced education in a variety of health careers. All students learn about critical aspects of disease and disability, healthy functioning, contemporary public health challenges and opportunities, professional communication, the scientific bases of health care knowledge, and ethical and professional issues associated with our complex health care system. Students learn from accomplished faculty from across the disciplines in the College of PHHP and study side-by-side with other students who aspire to make a difference in people’s lives.
The Bachelor of Public Health program is a limited access program designed primarily for students who want to pursue advanced degree work in public health or a related field. It is also appropriate for those who want to acquire foundational public health knowledge before continuing on to graduate or professional school or who will work in a health-care setting after graduation. The program is limited access which requires student to apply to the program in their sophomore year. If accepted, students will have the opportunity to enroll in a specialized curriculum while continuing to complete their prerequisite coursework for graduate school.