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Health Sciences Program

The Department of Allied Health Science encompasses:
     Health Sciences (a Bachelor of Science degree)

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences begins with the general education curriculum common to all Tuskegee University undergraduates in the first two years of study. The final two years of study consist of the concentration component that permits a multidisciplinary investigation of an area, problem, or theme within health sciences that is meaningful to a student’s interest and career aspirations. This degree requires 120 hours, which does not include Physical Education and Orientation which are required courses. Consistent with Tuskegee University’s requirements for undergraduates, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be achieved for graduation. In addition to courses explicitly listed on the curriculum sheet, courses broadly described as “Health science requirements must satisfy degree requirements upon approval by the program coordinator or the department head.

Mission of Health Sciences Program

The mission of the Health Sciences program is to educate quality competent and compassionate health care leaders in the health professions. The program will prepare graduates to advance globally through excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching, practice, scholarship, research and to transform the communities they serve.

Concentrations that the Health Science Curriculum will provide:

  • The first and second year will provide a solid foundation for anyone interested in a medical career. This curriculum will prepare the graduate to move into post-graduate programs that specialize in advanced areas such as chiropractic, optometry, public health, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, dental school perquisites, etc.

  • Health Care studies programs provide a liberal arts and humanities base and help prepare the graduate for entry-level positions within the healthcare industry.

  • Health Care informatics for those students who plan to specialize in technology and the use of electronic health records.

  • Public Health tracks are specifically targeted to those who want to pursue a career in the public health service and educated students on public health principles and global Health issues.

Health sciences graduates can pursue non-clinical positions that require an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry. These roles are usually classified as leadership or administrative positions and sometimes involve coordinating, supervision, or training others.

Tuskegee University Minors Health Science students may pursue:*

Social Work: Students who wish to earn the Social Work Minor must complete 18 semester hours in Social Work with a “C “grade

Psychology: Students who wish to earn Psychology Minor must complete 18 semester hours in Psychology with a “C “grade

*Students may pursue any other Minors from Tuskegee University with grade stipulations

A Minor or Concentration application must be declared before the third year. Contact your Advisor and the School of the minor that you will be seeking.

A change of major to Health Science is applicable prior to the applicant's senior year. All Health Sciences core courses and requirements must be completed to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences.


Contact Us

MARY ARRINGTON, M.Ed.
Health Sciences Program Director 
Tuskegee University School of Nursing and Allied Health 
John A. Kenney Hall 71-270
1200 W. Montgomery Rd. 
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: (334) 727-8443 
marrington@tuskegee.edu 

JANNETT LEWIS-CLARK, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CLT 
Department Head of Allied Health 
Interim Occupational Therapy Program Director
Tuskegee University School of Nursing and Allied Health 
John A. Kenney Hall 71-271
​1200 W. Montgomery Rd.
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: (334) 725-2385 or (334) 727-8696  
jlewisclark@tuskegee.edu