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The Health Sciences major program will prepare you for a variety of healthcare professions by combining biomedical instruction with an understanding of how societal factors impact health. Whether you want to become a healthcare practitioner, administrator or policy-maker, you’ll learn how to solve health-related problems as part of a team.
As a Health Sciences major, you’ll choose one of two concentrations. The Bioscience concentration focuses on the scientific elements of an individual’s health, preparing you for a career in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy or physical therapy. The Bioscience - Accelerated Program is for qualified Health Sciences majors in the BioScience concentration who have been accepted into an accelerated 3+ College of Science and Health pre-professional program in conjunction with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS). The Public Health Sciences concentration focuses on understanding the health care needs of populations, preparing you for a career in community health, health care administration, health communication and public health.
DePaul offers combined bachelor’s + master’s degree programs, which allows you to complete a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in as few as five years. Health Sciences majors may choose to combine your bachelor’s in Health Sciences degree with a Health Communication, Public Health, or Nursing master’s degree.
Health Sciences faculty members come from a number of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, communication, nursing, psychology, public health and sociology – allowing you to learn about the healthcare industry from a variety of perspectives.
Chicago is home to extensive healthcare systems and numerous insurance companies, medical associations and pharmaceutical corporations. You’ll have multiple opportunities to gain hands-on experience through internships and research projects in hospitals, laboratories and medical-industry settings.
of Health Sciences graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.
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