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The BioHealth Sciences (BHS) major serves over 700 students, and is designed for students seeking an interdisciplinary background in the life sciences, public health, and social sciences. This major consists of a comprehensive core with a strong biological and physical science foundation combined with a variety of health and social sciences courses in a unique blend formulated to meet the needs of students interested in a career in the health care field. BioHealth Sciences majors receive excellent training for a variety of professional programs including: dentistry, physician assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, optometrists, podiatrists, doctors, and clinical laboratory scientists. Healthcare providers will be prepared to meet the challenges of the increasing diversity of our nation through training on cultural competence and cross-cultural issues.
1. Core Competencies: Graduates will apply scientific knowledge from multiple fields to critically analyze health-related problems.
2. Communication: Graduates will communicate science and health concepts, data, and analytical arguments clearly, professionally, and concisely; both verbally and in writing.
3. Career Preparation: Graduates will practice flexible professional skills needed for careers in health sciences professional fields.
4. Cultural Competency: Graduates will recognize, evaluate, and respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse demographic population.