What do HHS Majors do?
What are career possibilities with HHS majors? Learn what companies hired and what universities accepted College of Health & Human Sciences graduates. Note: Information is self-reported and based on responses received by recent graduates.
Health and Kinesiology
Heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are among the diseases that can be prevented and treated through proper exercise and healthy habits. The Department of Health and Kinesiology prepares you to make a difference in the world of health and physical activity.You could improve lives. Help people move more, move better. www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk
Protect the environment and human health. Aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Evaluate and control industrial and environmental hazards. Prepare for professional school. Majors in the School of Health Sciences prepare you for a career in healthcare and industry. www.purdue.edu/hhs/hsci
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Businesses and services can have a major impact on daily life. Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s top-ranked programs prepare you to successfully manage and lead both. Learn from faculty who have worked in the industry and through internships offering real-world experience. Whether through enhancing the customer experience, managing business operations, or helping individuals and families establish financial well-being, HTM majors meet the needs of businesses in a global economy. www.purdue.edu/hhs/htm
Human Development and Family Studies
Help. Teach. Serve. Understand. Students in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies are prepared to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families. You could help young children get off to a good start in life, provide support to families during difficult times, and enable senior citizens to make the most of life. www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs
From front-line nursing to shaping health care policy, Purdue nurses are leaders who promote efficient change in their organizations. Undergraduate education prepares nurses to work in a variety of settings, from emergency departments to neonatal intensive care units to community health clinics. www.purdue.edu/hhs/nur
Understand the importance of diet in treating and preventing diseases and in growth and development. Majors in the Department of Nutrition Science explore the relationship between the human body, nutrition, and health. With a nutrition science degree, you can pursue a career in healthcare, business, government, pharmaceutics, or education. www.purdue.edu/hhs/nutr
Psychological Sciences explores behavior broadly, from the fundamental brain processes involved in thinking, learning, and remembering; to the ways people function in groups; to methods that help improve lives. Students develop skills and knowledge they can apply to a wide variety of careers and industries or that can be used to pursue advanced degrees to become a psychologist or counselor. www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy
As healthcare costs continue to rise, the need for highly skilled public health professionals is growing. The Department of Public Health prepares students to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs and policies. Graduates work with individuals, families, and communities in a variety of settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporate wellness programs, industry, and healthcare. www.purdue.edu/hhs/public-health
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Communication shapes how we understand and interact with the world around us. Studying in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences will allow you to explore and understand all aspects of communication — including speech, language, and hearing, as well as essential functions of swallowing and balance. Graduates enjoy successful careers in healthcare, academics, public health, research, and much more. www.purdue.edu/hhs/slhs
The Center for Career Opportunities distributes an annual First Destination Survey to all graduating students. From the data collected within six months after graduation, annual spring reports are published providing starting salaries and outcome data.
Salary data is reported in aggregate form by major or academic unit, depending on the number of graduates that typically pursue employment opportunities versus continuing education. Outcome data demonstrates the number of graduates securing employment, continuing education or seeking opportunities.