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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.A. in Allied Health Studies

The B.A. in allied health studies will prepare students for application and admission to nursing and allied health professional schools by providing a strong foundation of course work important for health care providers.

The multidisciplinary major in allied health studies requires 37 credit hours as shown in the lists below.   

Required Courses:


  • Bisc 210 Microbiology or any Bisc at the 300 level or higher (except for Bisc 492)

  • Csci 103 Survey of Computing or 191 Office Applications

  • ES 396 Allied Health Terminology or Clc 201 Medical Terminology

  • HP 203 First Aid and CPR or HP 191 Personal and Community Health

  • NHM 311 Nutrition

  • Psy 201 General Psychology

  • Psy 301 Developmental Psychology or 311 Abnormal Psychology or NHM 323 Human Growth and Development

  • Spch 102 or 105 Speech   

    Choose at least four from the following courses:

  • Anth 349 Medical Anthropology

  • IMC/Jour 585 Health Communications

  • NHM 325 Family Relations

  • NHM 328 Child Development

  • Phil 321 Ethics

  • Phil/Rel 328 Biomedical Ethics

  • Soc 301 or G St 303 The Family

  • Soc 310 Sociology of Disability

  • Soc 311 Social Problems

  • Soc 333 Sociology of Delinquency

  • Soc 345 Population Trends and Problems

  • Soc 353 Community Development

  • Soc 370/Hon 315 Population Health

  • Soc 413/AAS 413 Race and Ethnicity

  • Soc 427 Social Stratification

  • SW 326 Gerontology

  • Any 300 level or above Bisc course

  • Any 300 level or above Psy course

  • Any 300 level ES course