Help shape the future of health care with a bachelor’s in Health Studies from the University of Central Missouri. Our interdisciplinary Health Studies major provides you with a broad base of health care knowledge, which in turn prepares you for a broad range of careers and graduate programs.
UCM’s Health Studies degree program focuses on health care services in clinics, community and corporate settings. In addition to coursework, you’ll volunteer in communities to gain real-world experience and make a lasting impact. You can also study abroad in countries such as Costa Rica to experience the excitement of working with leaders and health organizations around the world.
Earn your UCM degree in Health Studies on your schedule
Before you can focus on the lives of others, you need to focus on your own. That’s why UCM’s Health Studies major is dedicated to flexibility and accessibility. Many of our students have jobs and families of their own. We offer a balanced combination of online and in-person classes to accommodate any schedule. We also use the latest technology to keep online classes engaging and interactive, so you can learn from anywhere at any time.
96% First Destination Success Rate
95% job placement rate
Diverse career opportunities
Small class sizes
Personal career advising
UCM’s undergraduate Health Studies program is interdisciplinary to promote your career interests and tailor the program accordingly. Throughout the program curriculum, you’ll learn to:
We encourage students to focus on three areas: academics, experience, and professional skills.
Your experience in UCM’s Health Studies program will take you far beyond the classroom. By the time you enter the job market or begin filling out graduate school applications, you’ll have hundreds of hours of practice in the real world.
Interns will have a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities! To know more details about internships, join the Health Studies group in Blackboard under My Community. The Blackboard Health Studies group serves as a communication site which includes internship details, club information, job listings, and scholarships. Interns will have a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities!
Makenzie Pogue @ Gray Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Internship Spring 2021
Health care in the United States is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to become the largest job sector in the United States within the next decade. With this growing demand for experienced health care professionals, the time to earn a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies is now.
96% of UCM’s Health Studies program graduates end up at their first choice of job or in a graduate program. They have gone on to earn graduate degrees in epidemiology, health administration, public health and occupational therapy. Many of our graduates work in schools, hospitals, corporations and government agencies.
What to do with a Health Studies degree from UCM
Explore more options for future jobs with UCM’s degree in Health Studies using the interactive tool below. You can gain insights on health care salaries, job outlooks and more.
You’ve chosen to dedicate your career to helping others. We offer many scholarships to make that path as accessible and affordable as possible.
Beyond the general scholarships available through the University of Central Missouri, numerous scholarships are available specifically for Health Studies majors, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
UCM’s Health Studies degree is interdisciplinary, meaning the undergraduate program offers many pathways after graduation if you want to enter into an advanced degree program. Possible pathways include:
Make yourself more marketable.
As you think about what to do with a Health Studies degree, consider adding a Spanish For Healthcare Professionals Certificate or one of many minors offered by UCM:
Explore programs related to health studies.
The health sciences field offers many ways to reach your desired career. Explore different options at UCM, and choose the path that’s right for you.
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