Department of Public Health Education

Health Studies


We are no longer accepting new Health Studies majors. Current majors who will graduate by December 2013 may continue with their program. If you will not graduate by the deadline or are unsure please review your options.

What professional schools are available to health studies majors?
Those majoring in Health Studies have the potential to enter a wide range of professional schools and programs, which may include:

Medical school
www.aamc.org 
www.osteopathic.org

Optometry school 
www.opted.org

Physician’s assistant school
www.aapa.org

Chiropractor school
www.acatoday.org

Dental school
www.ada.org

Physical therapy school 
www.apta.org

Pharmacy school
www.aacp.org

Nursing school
www.aacn.nche.edu

It is important to note that this list is by no means conclusive.  Students with other interests may consider applying to professional programs other than these listed.

What graduate programs are available to health studies majors?
Those majoring in Health Studies have the potential to enter a wide range of graduate programs, which may include:

  • Public health
  • Counseling
  • Social work 
  • Nutrition
  • Social sciences 
  • Psychology
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Health administration
Students with other interests may consider applying to graduate programs other than these listed.

What is required to enter a graduate or professional program?
For the most part, graduate or professional schools will require:

  • Prerequisite courses
  • Competitive grade point average (GPA)
  • Competitive scores on a graduate school admission test (GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc.)
  • Leadership/volunteer/extracurricular experience
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Well written personal essay
  • An interview

Those majoring in Health Studies should realize that each graduate and professional program will have a variety of enrollment requirements.  Prerequisites will be different from school to school and from program to program.  One should take care to investigate these requirements well ahead of time to ensure that each prerequisite as been met before applying.

What jobs are available to health studies majors after graduation?
Students graduating from UNCG with a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies are competitive in the job market for careers in:

  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Human relations
  • Insurance representatives 
  • Non-profit settings
  • Administration
  • Community-based settings
  • Education 
  • Governmental settings
  • Health sciences
  • Public service

Students with other interests may consider applying towards career fields other than these listed.

Graduating students choosing to enter the work force and not pursue a graduate degree should talk to their advisor concerning the various job opportunities that are available.