Public Health - Health Sciences Concentration
This program is specifically designed for students interested in improving the health and quality of life for all individuals. Public health is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare. The public health concentration provides a sound academic base in pre-requisites required for the master’s of public health as well as additional courses in the health sciences. Examples of courses within the curriculum include general biology, anatomy and physiology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, calculus, psychology, sociology, and statistics.
If you would like to speak with an academic advisor, please contact the Office of Student Services at 765-494-8102. To attend a class, speak with a current student, tour labs, or visit with an advisor, please complete the HHS Visit Form.
Potential Areas of Advanced Study
- Master of Public Health (Accelerated Public Health Program at Purdue)
- Doctor of Philosophy in a health-related field
- Joint Programs (MPH/PhD)
- Master of Business Administration
Additional Career and Post-Bachelors Options
- Research Assistant
- Outreach Specialist
- Health Education Specialist
- Health Communications Specialist
- Center for Disease Control
- National Institutes of Health
- Government Employment
- List of post-bachelor's options and fellowships
Beyond the Classroom
HHS and Krannert School of Management 3 + 2 Program
The "3+2" program is available to outstanding undergraduates in Health Sciences Pre-Professional. The program allows students to complete their B.S. and M.B.A. in five years. Students receive their B.S. degree in May of their fourth year and their M.B.A. in May of their fifth year. To be considered for this program, the student’s grade point average must be a 3.7/4.0 at the beginning of their junior year. If eligible, the student completes the application process for graduate school during the junior year.
How do I switch my major?
If you are interested in switching your major to Public Health Concentration, please visit the Change of Degree Objective (CODO) page to learn more about the process to enter the College of Health & Human Sciences.
How do I transfer to Purdue?
If you are interested in transferring to Publich Health Concentration from another college or university, please visit the Future Transfer Students page to learn more about the steps needed to finish your degree at Purdue University.