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Human Health Major

The Human Health Major allows students to study health in an integrated, interdisciplinary model with a focus on the complex scientific and social problems involved in health and well-being.

The liberal arts program draws on faculty and resources from the College and University, including schools of medicine, nursing, theology, law, and public health.

Students will develop competencies in the following areas:

  • Importance of the humanities in both expressing and experiencing human health
  • Social determinants of health and health disparities
  • Biological mechanisms underlying health
  • Diverse methodologies in health research and implementation
  • Ethical issues in health
  • Environmental influences on human health
  • Historical context of illness and health

Our students gain the foundation to meet a range of academic and professional goals and have pursued a variety of post-graduate positions in:

  • Public Health
    • Global Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Maternal & Child Health
  • Health and Medical Business Enterprises
  • Health and Wellness Operations
  • Clinical Environments
    • Allopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
  • Health Policy and Law
  • Healthcare Consulting
  • Bioethics
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Pharmacy
  • Computer Science
  • Nutrition
  • Management Consulting
  • Biotech Development
  • Health Economics

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