Human Health Sciences (BS) - Nevada State College

Human Health Sciences (BS)

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Degree Outcomes

  • Develop a strong foundation in the basic sciences
  • Develop competencies in healthcare skills and knowledge
  • Create a foundation in ethical behavior in healthcare and culturally sensitive health services
  • Enhance understanding of diverse populations in health care
  • Exposure to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration
  • Improve leadership skills
  • Gain effective oral and written communication
  • Become adept in the use of technology including data informatics
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Explore the complexities of human health

Human health sciences is the application of scientific principles to fields related to the study of medicine, nutrition and other health-related fields. The Human Health Sciences (HHS) degree is a unique undergraduate degree enabling students to understand human health as a complex biological, cultural, psychological and social dynamic. The flexibility of this degree prepares students for careers and graduate programs in the health and medical fields. Furthermore, the degree prepares and equips students to enter one of the nation’s fastest-growing job sectors with an abundance of opportunities for gainful employment. HHS allows for the student to select from a number of exciting educational pathways with concentrations in the following areas:

  • Speech Pathology
  • Environmental Health
  • Data Science
  • Business
  • Professional Writing
  • Social Sciences


The recommended courses for this degree blends general education core courses, courses in physical sciences, health sciences, leadership, communication, behavior and allows open electives to include courses in social medicine, nutrition and medical ethics. Below is a sample of the engaging coursework:

  • Clinical Epidemiology (BIOL 350)
  • Medical Gross Anatomy (BIOL 428)
  • Immunology (BIOL 453)
  • Global Health (BIOL 461)
  • Neurobiology (BIOL 475)
  • Nutrition in the Life Cycle (NUTR 370)
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