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Health and Disease

Health and disease is a biology program of study with an emphasis on disease-related upper-level biology courses and general education electives that relate to health.  The major provides a rigorous curriculum for students interested in health careers, thus giving the student many career options after graduation.

Plan of Study

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Transfer to Health and Disease

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus with a grade of C or higher.


Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1771
sciencerecruiting@purdue.edu

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Careers in Health and Disease

Approximately 25% of biology students proceed directly to graduate school in biology or biology-related fields.  

About 45% go on to schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry. 

Still others go directly to work in a broad variety of fields. These include research or applied science positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Some become high school teachers, go into sales, or work for governmental regulatory agencies, zoos, or parks.


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