As a health science major, you develop valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills you can apply to a variety of careers in the healthcare industry. The broad coursework gives you a strong background in English, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, together with the specialized courses that focus on health science.
You can customize your education to fit professional interests ranging from educational or clinical settings to public health and administrative environments.
Health Science Concentration Options
Choose the concentration area that's the best fit for your professional goals and interests.
Opportunities in Health Science
Our health science graduates are broadly trained which prepares them for a variety of career options. Our graduates are working as public health educators, lifestyle coaches, and other health-related careers for organizations such as:
- AmeriCorps VISTA
- BJC HealthCare
- Cerner Corporation
- Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services
- Peace Corps
- Lincoln County Health Department
Our graduates have an excellent record of success gaining access to a variety of graduate and professional programs in dentistry, health administration, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, and public health at schools that include:
- A.T. Still University
- Creighton University
- Saint Louis University
- University of Missouri (Columbia)
- Washington University in St. Louis
Truman students have a high medical school acceptance rate of 54% compared to a 41% national average acceptance rate. In addition, Truman has affiliations with select graduate programs that provide qualifying students with special advantages such as priority consideration in the graduate admissions process.Learn more about priority consideration