Health Sciences BS Degree

Health Sciences BS Degree

Department of Public Health

Complete a health sciences bachelor’s degree program at The University of Texas at Tyler to prepare for graduate studies or for jobs in an ever-growing field of health and wellness.

Study in outstanding facilities: The 127,000-square-foot Louise Herrington Patriot Center features computer labs, classrooms, sports facilities and a therapeutic exercise pool.

Get a sound foundation for health-related positions in public and private sectors, and clinical and non-clinical settings.

Bachelor’s in Health Sciences: Practical. Research-Based.

Complete research-focused projects to enhance your learning while working side-by-side with college faculty experts.

Get valuable real-world experience through an internship in a local community organization.

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Career Outlook for Health Sciences

This broad field can lead to a range of career possibilities, including employment in a government office focusing on Medicare, working in a city or state health department, practicing in a clinical setting, or joining such nonprofit organizations as the American Red Cross, National Stroke Association or other specialized groups.

UT Tyler health sciences graduates are employed by such companies and institutions as: the Environmental Protection Agency; Medicare facilities; Women, Infants and Children (WIC); American Cancer Society; city and state health departments; and a range of insurance companies, hospitals and fitness centers.

For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Healthcare Occupations.

Marketable Skills for Health Sciences Majors

Talk to admissions for information about skills related to health science that are most sought after by today's employers: 

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Health Sciences Courses: Insightful. In-depth.


Behavioral Health

Study the effects of behavior on health, including disease risks and prognosis in selected disease states. Examine behavioral alternatives to health promotion.


Explore ethical considerations encountered in community health settings.


Nutrition in Health and Performance

Study basic nutrition and the role of nutrition in health across the life cycle.

Learn more about UT Tyler’s health studies program.

Also see The University of Texas at Tyler’s wellness BA degree with optional minor.

Health Sciences Faculty: Student-Focused. Recognized Experts.

  • Learn from faculty experts with real world experience with food-borne illnesses, cluster and outbreak investigations, and bioterrorism emergency response.
  • Be individually mentored by Department of Public Health faculty who are dedicated to developing successful future health professionals and administrators.
  • Professors are widely published on topics ranging from HIV/AIDS, immigration, sleep, the effect of stress on health, cancer prevention and screening and nutrition for young children.

Learn more about UT Tyler Department of Public Health faculty.