Health Sciences

School of Health and Human Sciences

Bachelor of Science
Indiana University Degree


Whether you’re looking to become an expert in the healthcare industry or advance into a professional program, our health sciences major will prepare you for a profession in health care. This degree provides an in-depth understanding of health care and a strong foundation of the scientific, behavioral, and rehabilitative side of the industry. The city of Indianapolis—a hub for hospitals, clinics, and several health centers—is an incredible launching point for a career in health. During your studies, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience, complete an internship, and build links to health professionals. The health sciences curriculum will provide you with a diverse health sciences background. While majoring in health sciences, you’ll be able to choose the method of instruction that fits your needs. Complete courses online, in-person, or a combination of the two. And, you can enjoy the flexibility of more than 20 elective hours to pursue a certificate, minor, or complete prerequisites of your choosing!


Master of Science Program

Careers in health care are diverse. So no matter your health care interest or specific career objectives, our graduate health sciences program can advance you in to your health care career. The Master of Science in Health Sciences program allows you to build an academic program to meet your career and educational goals with a wide range of interdisciplinary electives. In as little as two years, this 36 hour, non-thesis program will teach you to understand research methods used to advance health sciences, learn health promotion and disease prevention theories, and engage in substantive research in health and rehabilitation.

Explore Careers With This Program

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Possible paths to this career:

Clinical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and clinical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

Both technicians and technologists perform tests and procedures that physicians and surgeons or other healthcare personnel order. However, technologists perform more complex tests and laboratory procedures than technicians do. For example, technologists may prepare specimens and perform detailed manual tests, whereas technicians perform routine tests that may be more automated. Clinical laboratory technicians usually work under the general supervision of clinical laboratory technologists or laboratory managers.

Medical and Health Services Managers

Possible paths to this career:

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Occupational Therapists

Possible paths to this career:

Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.