Health Science

Multiple pathways for fast-growing health sciences professions

Discover opportunities in a wide range of health care fields.

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences gives you an interdisciplinary foundation in health care. You'll have the opportunity to plan an individualized pathway to a specific profession by meeting all pre-professional program prerequisites in addition to the core health sciences courses within the 120 credit hours of this major.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with Paramedic Specialization

The Paramedic Specialization allows students to become certified emergency responders while earning a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. This program is offered in partnership with Sanford Health. 

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Minors

Online & Off Campus Options

Online

Sioux Falls

Rapid City

Four Year Program Guide

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Study Abroad

    The Health Sciences faculty regularly lead students on academic experiences abroad. These programs allow you to explore other countries health care systems.

  • Multiple Education Pathways

    From health care studies leading to entry-level careers to a pre-professional focused coursework, our program has a number of different pathways to lead to your future in health care.

  • Health Sciences Club

    Our student organization creates bonds among future health care colleagues and puts a focus on interaction between many health majors.

After Graduation

Potential Professional Programs

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Health Services Administration
  • Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Master of Science Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
  • Public Health
  • Radiological Technology

Recent Employers

  • Sanford USD Medical Center
  • South Dakota Department of Public Health
  • South Dakota Rural AHEC – Yankton
  • Volunteers of America – Dakotas

Understanding Cultures through Service Learning

My service learning experience allowed me to apply the knowledge I learned on cultural competency, health disparity, cultural humility and health literacy to help me better understand the diverse cultures in South Dakota. It was the best service learning experience I have ever had. Tessa Raml