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, Amazon.com, 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.

To learn more about the School of Health Sciences and it’s majors, we encourage you to set up a virtual visit with the HHS Office of Students using the “Visit HHS” button on the left side of this page.

Helpful Information for Biomedical Health Sciences (BMHS) and Health Science Pre-Professional Students

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

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Health Sciences, Pre-Professional

     Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (now available)

     Pre-Chiropractic  - (not accepting new students)

     Pre-Dentistry (Pre-Dent)

     Pre-Medicine (Pre-Med) 

     Pre-Occupational Therapy (Pre-OT) - (not accepting new students)

     Pre-Optometry (Pre-Opt)

     Pre-Physical Therapy (Pre-PT) - (not accepting new students)

     Pre-Physician Assistant (Pre-PA)

     Public Health (PUBH)  - (not accepting new students)

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Biomedical Health Sciences (available Fall 2021)

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Pre-Dentistry (Pre-Dent)

Pre-Medicine (Pre-Med)

Pre-Optometry

Pre-Physician Assistant (Pre-PA)

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.
Environmental Health Science

Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences is a field of study concerned with human health impacts that result from hazards where we work, live, and play.  Potential hazards could be of biological, chemical, physical or social origin.  Professionals in occupational and environmental health sciences are trained to anticipate, identify, evaluate, and control these 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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