Biomedical Health Sciences (BMHS), Pre-Professional Program

formerly Health Science Pre-Professional (HSPP)

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Concentration

This program is specifically designed for students interested in health care careers that want the flexibility to design their own path or are not decided on a specific professional program. Also, this concentration allows students to prepare for the many professional programs in healthcare or biomedical sciences that are not specifically covered by the other concentrations, e.g. toxicology, molecular medicine, occupational and physical therapy, medical scientist, exposure science, and other biomedical and public health sciences. The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences concentration is more flexible so students can fit the requirements of their professional or graduate program of choice. However, this program goes beyond minimum requirements to ensure that students are prepared for the rigors of a professional program across any of the biomedical health sciences.  Examples of courses within the curriculum include general biology, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, psychology, and statistics.


Potential Areas of Advanced Study

  • Prepare broadly for health professional programs (DDS, DMD, DO, MD, MPH, OD, PA, etc.)
  • Other health-related professional programs (Physical Therapy, Public Health, Occupational Therapy, etc.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in a health-related field
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Business Administration (3+2 program)

Additional Career and Post-Bachelors Options

  • Research Assistant
  • Pharmaceutical Research Assistant
  • Center for Disease Control
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Government Employment

Beyond the Classroom

HHS and Krannert School of Management 3 + 2 Program

The "3+2" program is available to outstanding undergraduates in Biomedical Health Sciences. 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.

Degree Requirements & Academic Advising Worksheet

How do I switch my major?

If you are interested in switching your major to Biomedical Health Sciences: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Concentration, please visit the Changing Your Major 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  Biomedical Health Sciences: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences 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.

Apply Now!

Visit HHS

Purdue University, School of Health Sciences, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-1419, Fax: (765) 496-1377

© 2020 Purdue University| An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by HSCI

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact us.