Health Sciences, Pre-Professional

Public Health 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.

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.

Potential Areas of Advanced Study

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

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.

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