Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary

College of Applied Health Sciences


What is Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary ?

In this major, you’ll form a better understanding of health from perspectives related to individual lifestyle, family, community, and culture.

You will have a large number of free elective credits that will allow you to craft a class schedule that best fits your post-graduate interests. This program prepares you for a wide range of applied health careers, graduate studies, and pre-professional studies.

You’ll choose from one of three concentrations:

  • Health and Aging
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Health Diversity

Career Options

  • Dentistry
  • Health Communications
  • Health Law
  • Health Policy
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medicine
  • Nonprofit Work
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health

Post-Graduation Success1

81% employed or continuing education

41% employed after graduation

40% attending graduate school

$37,281 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Northwestern Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cerner Corporation View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of the major and career options
  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement and/or leadership experiences

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

94% first-year retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

89% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,712
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $35,862


  • Tuition: $31,832
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $55,322


  • Tuition: $32,780
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $56,270