The Health Science Track requires 38-43 s.h. of work for the major. It provides a preapproved plan of study that combines a generalized health background with a varied choice of emphasis areas: multidisciplinary science, entrepreneurial, aging, global health, cultures of healing, and writing for the sciences. Students who choose this track also have the option of proposing their own health science-related emphasis area to the faculty advisory committee.

Degree Requirements
Title Hours
Foundation courses 22-25
Emphasis Area 15
Career Preparation Component 1-3
Total Hours 38-43

Important Notes for Health Science Track students

  • Maximum two class overlap if applying courses to a double major.
  • No major coursework can be counted toward a minor.
  • A student earning an Interdepartmental Studies major must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit from courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, thus satisfying the CLAS Residence requirement.
  • Aging Emphasis students may not earn the minor or Certificate in Aging and Longevity Studies.
  • Entrepreneurial Emphasis students may not earn the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management.
  • Global Health Emphasis students may not earn the minor or Certificate in Global Health Studies.
  • All internships must be approved by the Academic Coordinator.

Requirements and Plan of Study

Due to the potential for course and curriculum changes, it is recommended that students consult the UI General Catalog links below for the latest information on this track.