Health Science


The Health Sciences major offers students opportunities to explore coursework in a range of disciplines related to human health. A major in Health Sciences consists of the Health Sciences Core, four directed electives, one additional elective, the Health Sciences Senior Seminar, and requires a minimum of 49 credits. Health Sciences students will work with their academic advisors to select appropriate elective coursework. Depending on the career or graduate training plans of the student, additional courses may be necessary beyond the minimum required for the major. Students should plan to complete the three introductory science courses in their first two or three semesters.

A student wishing to double major in Health Sciences and another field may count no more than 12 credit hours in the major field towards both majors.


Complete either HS 402 Senior Seminar or the Interdisciplinary Capstone IS 485: A Liberal Arts Survival Guide or BI 404 for students who have conducted research with a faculty member in biology. A student who is a double major and takes the associated capstone course for their second major may waive the requirement for a separate capstone for the health sciences major as long as they take an additional directed elective in Health Sciences (see list above).

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