Health Sciences Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate majors in Purdue's School of Health Sciences prepare students for fulfilling health-related careers. Our challenging curriculum offers a common core of courses in mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry. Within Health Sciences students have the opportunity to participate in multiple health-related student organizations, gain real-world experience through internships, and conduct groundbreaking undergraduate research. Graduates from the School of Health Sciences have found excellent success in gaining employment and admission to professional school programs including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), optometry, public health, and physician assistant (PA).

Recent alumni of the School of Health Sciences work for a variety of companies including Google,, Johnson & Johnson, Subaru, Alcoa, Indiana State Department of Health, Purdue University, Indiana State Police, IU Health, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lyondell Basell, and Flint Hills Resources. In 2013, approximately 70% of Health Sciences graduates enrolled in professional or graduate school programs.

A visit to campus is the best way to get to know Purdue and the School of Health Sciences. Contact the HHS Office of Student Services by phone: (765) 494-8533, email: or schedule your visit online at least one week prior to your visit to arrange a time to meet with an academic advisor and learn more about Health Sciences.

Please visit the pages listed below to learn more about our undergraduate majors.

Environmental Health Science

Environmental Health Sciences

Designed for students interested in the protection of human health and the environment.
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Health Sciences, Pre-Professional


     Pre-Dentistry (Pre-Dent)

     Pre-Medicine (Pre-Med) 

     Pre-Occupational Therapy (Pre-OT)

     Pre-Optometry (Pre-Opt)

     Pre-Physical Therapy (Pre-PT)

     Pre-Physician Assistant (Pre-PA)

     Public Health (PUBH)

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Designed for students interested in the performance of clinical tests that provide information to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of wellness.
Occupational Health Science

Occupational Health Science

Designed for students interested in anticipating, identifying, evaluating, and controlling industrial and environmental hazards.
Radiological Health Sciences

Radiological Health Sciences

Radiation is all around us and is used for such purposes as generating power, analyzing samples and materials, diagnosing medical conditions and treating cancer. These powerful tools require trained individuals to protect patients, medical staff, the public, and even the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation. The School of Health Sciences offers two concentrations: Radiological Health Sciences Health Physics and Radiological Health Sciences Pre-Medical Physics.

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