Courses offered in the life sciences give students a general understanding of the fundamental principles of life that extend from the tiniest microbes to plants, animals, and human beings. Students also obtain the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Specialized courses emphasizing teaching and research in various life science disciplines are also offered. Disciplines range from basic science to applied science.
The Department of Health Science prepares students to be public or school health professionals who promote health and prevent diseases and injuries in populations.
Provide students with a broad-based educational experience including both the process and content of public health practice which will prepare them for specific careers in epidemiology, environmental/occupational health, health promotion, or continued graduate training in public health or other health-related disciplines.
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