WHAT IS ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES?
This major is part of the Health and Medicine Exploration Group
A person in today’s society has a basic need for quality health care. The mission of the University of Connecticut’s Department of Allied Health Sciences is to provide outstanding education, scholarship, and service dedicated to improving the health of the people of the state, the nation, and the world. Through the completion of this degree with a standard plan of study or with a concentration in Health Sciences, Health Administration, Public Health and Health Promotion or Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, graduates will be prepared to join the allied health workforce or seek admission to a graduate program in allied health or a related discipline.
This major is designed primarily for the growing number of students who would like to pursue graduate health education programs that require a baccalaureate degree for admission, acknowledging that some students seek immediate employment following completion of the Bachelor of Science degree. Additionally, students combine university general education and required coursework in Allied Health Sciences with a curriculum tailored to meet the admission requirements of specific graduate programs to achieve the mission of the program.
The Allied Health Sciences major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Students may elect to pursue the major with or without a concentration. The major offers a flexible general (Standard) plan and four concentrations in:
- Health Sciences
- Healthcare Administration
- Public Health and Health Promotion
- Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Students must apply during the first 10 days of the fall or spring semester. Admission is very competitive and requires a strong GPA along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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AH 1100 - Introduction to Allied Health Professions (Major Requirement)
PUBH 1001 - Introduction to Public Health (Gen Ed: CA 2)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: