At OSU, you will discover one of the nation’s top biohealth sciences programs that combines a strong foundation in biological science with its application to human health and society. As a BioHealth Sciences (BHS) major, you'll pursue an interdisciplinary course of study that studies the interrelationships among foundational biological and physical sciences and a variety of health and social sciences courses designed to meet the needs of students interested in healthcare careers. Through dynamic and interactive science and laboratory courses, you will deepen your understanding about human health, the origins of disease and the research for future cures. Undergraduate research opportunities, internships, volunteer activities and clinical experiences will prepare you to excel in professional programs and health care jobs.
Jobs in healthcare
Located in the Department of Microbiology, the BHS major offers you a total of seven academic options to supplement and broaden your studies in the field: Pre-Clinical Lab, Pre-Dental, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Med/Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant. You will have the opportunity to interact with medical and industry professionals to gain hands-on experience and skills and to explore potential career paths through job shadowing. Our students find rewarding jobs in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, physician assistantship, physical therapy and clinical laboratory science.
The comprehensive BHS curriculum provides unique pathways to enter competitive careers and graduate programs. For example, the BHS major with the Pre-Pharmacy Option is designed to meet requirements for admission to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional program jointly offered by OSU and OHSU (Oregon Health and Science University) as well as other pharmacy schools across the United States.