OUr majors

College minors

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders minor provides students with a foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, and the normal development of hearing, speech and language skills. Students interested in this minor typically major in pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, pre-dental, nursing, linguistics, psychology and education.

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Deaf and Hearing Sciences

The Deaf and Hearing Studies minor includes language classes in American Sign Language and classes to deepen awareness of the impact of hearing loss on everyday life and function. Students also gain an appreciation of the anatomy and physiology of the ear and rehabilitation approaches for individuals with hearing loss.

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Health Science

The Health Science minor introduces foundational knowledge and skills to students whose career goal is to work in health care. The minor curriculum requires approved electives to round academic skills and interests in areas related to the social and natural sciences.

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Public Health

This minor enables students to acquire public health knowledge that complements their career paths. The minor is designed for students going into careers other than public health who can benefit from public health knowledge in the delivery of their services.

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A message from our associate dean for educational Affairs

associate dean george hack, phd, med

Welcome

Welcome to the undergraduate programs in the College of Public Health and Health Professions! Our aim is to provide you the very best preparation for a future in the health professions or public health. Whether you are pursuing a degree in Health Science, Public Health, or Communication Sciences and Disorders, you will be learning from and interacting with recognized leaders in all areas of the health spectrum. This mostly occurs in the classroom, but also includes opportunities to collaborate with researchers examining priority health needs, to contribute to community initiatives that impact the health of populations, and to practice leadership and communication skills within a health context. Throughout your time in our college, our faculty, advisors, and Program Directors will work with you to help you achieve your career goals. We look forward to serving you.

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Student Spotlight

bachelor of health science

Lindsey Berkowitz

Berkowitz, Lindsey

bachelor of health science — communication sciences and disorders

Emily McHugh

Emily McHugh

Alumni spotlight

bachelor of health science ’13

Ashley-Marie Bodor

Nurse and B.H.S. graduate Ashley-Marie Bodor finds joy supporting lung transplant patients.

Ashley-Marie Bodor

Bachelor of public health ’19

Allison Petkoff

Allison Petkoff is completing a fellowship at the Infectious Disease Policy Office at the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

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College resources

PROMOTING HAPPY, HEALTHY PEOPLE

PHHP Wellness Program

The PHHP Wellness Program encourages faculty, staff, and students to engage in activities that will benefit their overall health and wellbeing. The program incorporates contemporary initiatives that encompass the eight dimensions of wellness, which are emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PHHP Scholarships

The college offers several scholarships, which are typically awarded during the spring semester. Undergraduate junior and senior students in the Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Public Health degree programs are eligible to apply.

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