Health Sciences

One major, many possible paths

A degree in health sciences allows you to explore a number of health-related disciplines and prepares you for a wide variety of career options.

You’ll learn how the aging process affects people physically and psychologically—and how society can better serve them—from expert practitioners and nationally renowned scholars.

You’ll explore the ins and outs of health care systems—both in the United States and across the globe.

You’ll also discover how disabilities impact society. How rehabilitation organizations are run and how they deliver care. And how proper nutrition and healthcare promotion initiatives can improve overall wellness. And that’s just for starters.

As your studies progress, you can choose to keep your focus broad or hone in on a specific area to better prepare for a specific career or graduate school program. It’s all up to you!

See the degree map for health sciences

Experience deep and broad learning on and off campus

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Learn in the community

You’ll hone your classroom skills and create connections with health organizations–many that call Indianapolis home–when you participate in community engagement programs and internships along the way to earning your degree.

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Take more classes you want

Get more flexibility in course selection than other programs. You'll have more than 20 hours available in this major to take additional electives or to complete prerequisites for professional programs, second majors, and minors or certificates.

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Accommodate your lifestyle

We offer online classes guaranteed to fit your schedule and the option to complete this degree almost entirely online. If you’re interested in traditional classroom experiences, online courses, or choosing between the two we have you covered.

A five-year track to a bachelor’s and master’s degree

It's never too early to start planning for your next academic pursuit. 

If you’re planning on earning a master’s degree, consider doing it faster by completing an accelerated 5-year plan to earn both a B.S. and M.S. degree.

91% of graduates

reported positive career outcomes–finding jobs related to their field of study–in 2018.

20% growth

in health care jobs over the last decade according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.