Health Sciences

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Launch your career in the health field

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to careers in healthcare. This program gives you a big picture view of the healthcare industry then you choose a focus that best fits you. This degree will launch your career in the health field or prepare you for pre-professional career paths. Become a chiropractor, dentist, medical doctor, optometrist, occupational therapist, pharmacist, physical therapist, veterinarian, or nurse. Whatever you choose, a Health Science degree prepares you to enter a booming field with a wide variety of options.

Health Science is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Cassidy Lizakowski

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Admissions Counselor | (218) 281-8569



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    Post Graduate School Salaries: $80-$168K
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    prepare for the business aspects of health care

Major in the making of you

Student Feature: Paige Pitlick

Meet Paige Pitlick, studying health sciences alongside two minors, one in chemistry and another in biology with an emphasis in pre-pharmacy. Learn more about Paige's journey as a softball student-athlete as well as her future plans attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Pharmacy.

Pre-Professional Career Paths

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Optometrist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Nurse


Health Sciences



At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Brian Dingmann

    Associate Professor
  • Venugopal Mukku

    Associate Professor
  • Anthony Schroeder

    Associate Professor
  • Sharon Stewart

    Associate Professor
  • Timothy Dudley

    Associate Professor
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    Nancy Shay

    Teaching Specialist

Student Stories

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    Nikki Mazour in the UMC Wellness Center
    Nicki Mazour has always been interested in a career in healthcare. The senior from Moorhead, Minn., was able to find the perfect degree for her at the University of Minnesota Crookston. " By pursuing a health science degree, I would be able to have the option to change my mind and that’s something that was unique to both the degree and UMC. I really wanted to challenge myself and study a broader amount of areas in the medical field.”
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    Paige Pitlick, student, standing in the lab working.
    Paige Pitlick will be attending graduate school next fall at the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy. Learn more about Paige's journey on the Crookston campus as a health sciences major.
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    Lindsey Weber in the UMC Biology Lab
    Lindsey Weber is a 2018 graduate majoring in health sciences. Listen to her story about her UMN Crookston experience and what she loved best about her time on campus.
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    Steven Gonzalez in the UMC Library
    Dream Big: Steven Gonzalez