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Health Science Major

Program Overview

Health Science is for students who are interested in a future career in public health and/or medicine. Physicians, dentists, and other health care professionals are an integral part of public health system. Doctors or dentists with a background in public health understand both how to prevent and treat illness and disease. In addition, these individuals have the expertise to apply both a medical and a population-based point of view to health problems related to chronic and infectious diseases.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 57.5-62.0 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: HLTH 210


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Program Director
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Evaluation Specialist
  • Administrative Services Manager

With a Masters

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant

With a Doctorate

  • Optometrist
  • Pediatrician
  • Surgeon
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist

Potential Employers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Carol Stepan

Carol Stepan

Carol grew up in a large family in rural Ohio, where her chores included milking goats and taking care of chickens. She became the first member of her family to obtain a college degree, and as a first generation college graduate, she can be a great resource to other first-gen students. In her words, “I enjoy helping students explore their possibilities and discover that I’m their advocate.”

She enjoys spending time with her five children and two grandchildren. Besides her children, she says one of her other greatest achievement in life is getting her master’s degree.

Before working at Life Sciences Advisement, Carol had experience working as a high school counselor, a BYU admissions counselor, and an academic advisor in the BYU Salt Lake Center.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Carol, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.