College and Major Information
Welcome, Class of 2025! Purdue’s for Me is an event typically held on campus, for admitted students. Since we’re not able to host you on campus, we are bringing the content to you virtually. Please be sure to watch both the college video (above) and your academic unit video (below). If you have any questions at all, please reach out to us at HHSRecruitment@purdue.edu.
Anneliese Beswick, Director of Recruitment
Undergraduate majors in Purdue's Department of Health and Kinesiology (HK) prepare students for fulfilling careers as athletic trainers and health and fitness service providers and managers. Our challenging curriculum offers hands-on clinical and internship experiences that prepare students for real-world situations. HK majors prepare students for successful careers and offer advanced preparation for graduate school.
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.
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Our first-ranked undergraduate program will prepare you for a management career in the fast-paced hospitality industry. Coursework is challenging, relevant to the needs of today's employers, and you'll learn from faculty who bring years of industry experience into the classroom. A key component of the hospitality and tourism management program is hands-on learning and will prepare you to work in any facet of the industry including foodservice, lodging, and tourism.
Division of Consumer Science
Undergraduate majors in Purdue's Division of Consumer Science (CSR) prepare students for fulfilling careers as buyers, merchandising leaders, financial planners, loan officers, stockbrokers, store managers, marketing directors, sales directors, and much more. Our challenging curriculum offers hands-on experiences that prepare students for real-world situations.
Careers in the social sciences offer the chance to make a difference in the lives of many people, young and old. The goal is to 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 their lives. Regardless of how HDFS graduates apply their knowledge and skills, they will find many outlets to do their part in making the world a better place.
Undergraduate education prepares nurses to work in a variety of settings, from surgery rooms to neonatal intensive care units to community health clinics. Graduates may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
Science isn't just about test tubes and experiments. It's about people. Science helps make people's lives better in a myriad of ways — from improving their daily diets to achieving medical breakthroughs that help cure life-threatening diseases. All majors in the Department of Nutrition Science have a strong science component including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and human physiology and teach skills for helping make people's lives better.
The Psychological Sciences Major provides a broad foundation in psychology, but also provides maximum flexibility in psychology course selection. Students learn about applied and basic aspects of psychology as well as have a chance to take advanced courses that give an authentic experience in diverse areas of psychology. The Brain and Behavioral Sciences Major is designed for students aspiring to graduate school in psychology or other careers which require graduate school such as medicine, neuroscience, biology, Artificial Intelligence, or robotics.
The Public Health major prepares students to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs for individuals, groups, and populations in a variety of settings that include worksites, schools, and communities nationally and internationally. With increasing challenges posed by climate change, altered family dynamics, substance abuse, growing health disparities and rising health care costs, training a highly skilled public health workforce is becoming a much greater priority. Courses in this major introduce students to the five core public health competency areas (Behavioral Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management).
Undergraduate majors in SLHS obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Courses at the undergraduate level are designed to introduce students to basic processes of communication, speech, language, and hearing, and to disorders of communication, and eligible students may also earn course credit working as research assistants under the supervision of department faculty. Students who qualify also have the opportunity to participate in clinical observation and a practicum during the latter stages of their program.