The BASICS: BioHealth Sciences (BHS)
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Science
Online option: Yes
What is biohealth science?
This field applies biological science to human health and society, studying the interrelationships between biological, physical, health and social sciences. The interdisciplinary BioHealth Sciences major equips students to excel in professional health programs like medical school as well as pharmaceutical and clinical research.
Why get a biohealth sciences degree?
Oregon State’s BioHealth Sciences curriculum is designed to give you the skills you need for a healthcare career. Your BioHealth Sciences degree from OSU will:
- prepare you for a rewarding healthcare career after graduation.
- help you drive future innovations in clinical practice, medical research and biomedical technologies.
- expose you to cutting-edge research techniques and technology you’ll use to interpret medical and research data.
What does health science research look like?
Health scientists perform a crucial role in promoting and preserving human health. Their work encompasses a wide array of responsibilities to improve healthcare outcomes.
At OSU, our BHS major is housed in the Department of Microbiology. The Department originated as a single Bacteriology course in 1899 and has since evolved into a world-class center for innovative and cutting-edge research on microbial communities in humans and animals.