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Undergraduate Programs

The Health Science Curricula

The Health Science curricula for Undergraduate majors are designed around a common core of courses in mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry. During your first and second year, the school's programs are similar enough that switching to another program can be done with minimal loss of progress towards completing your degree requirements.

Choosing A Major

Decisions on options within the various areas usually need not be made until the sophomore year or, in some cases, not until the junior year. Students may choose to pursue a broad health sciences education as undergraduates and then specialize in an area of major interest at the graduate level. Choosing a major area of interest and the specific course option is often difficult, but help is available. You will have an academic advisor who will provide the information you will need to make your decision. Feel free to call our Academic Advising Office at (765) 494-8102 with any questions.

The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate majors in:

The Office of Health Professions Advising at Purdue University provides additional information that is helpful in preparing for a career in a health profession - from helping to choose the right career for you to figuring out what credentials you need to enter that field and apply to various programs. We encourage you to visit with Dr. Amy Terstriep for some terrific suggestions when applying to professional schools. Her email is

Minors: A list of Health Science Undergraduate Minors, their descriptions and course requirements.

Codo (Change of Degree Objective) Information: For students wishing to transfer into our programs from other parts of Purdue. We require a 2.5 GPA and 12 hours completed at Purdue.

Online Application: Use this link to apply for admission online

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