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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

Prepare for your allied health professional school.

This interdisciplinary degree prepares students pursuing a career in various allied health health professional fields, such as nursing, dental hygiene, health informatics and information management, histotechnology, medical lab sciences, and radiological sciences.

Key Benefits

The Allied Health Degree allows you the flexibility to obtain prerequisites for the vast amount of allied health professions programs in the country, while also working toward a four year degree. Gain a liberal arts foundation while also having the ability to mix and match classes based on your health professions area of interest.

Graduate Outcomes

The degree provides specific courses targetted for admission to every allied health profession. The Liberal Arts core curriculum allows students to be exposed to a broad learning in multiple disciplines which empowers them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change in the greater world.

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

Required Courses:

Bisc 210 Microbiology or any advanced biology
Csci 103 Survey of Computing or 191 Office Applications
ES 396 Allied Health Terminology or Clc 201 Medical Terminology
HP 203 First Aid & 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
Soc 353 Community Development
Soc 370/Hon 315 Population Health
Soc 413/AAS 413 Race & Ethnicity
Soc 427 Social Stratification
SW 326 Gerontology
Any advanced biology course
Any advanced psychology course
Any advanced exercise science course

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health Studies are the same as the UM undergraduate admission requirements. Students will have a competitive application to the allied health school of their choice.

Student Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is an honor society for all students interested in a health profession.