Students who are interested in health sciences may choose, upon graduation, to pursue professional studies in a variety of rewarding health professions, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic, public health, or veterinary medicine, to name a few.  Upon graduation, students may also be interested in pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. degree in a health sciences field. 

Students obtain advising through our Pre-Health Professions Program, and engage in professional development and activities through our student-run SCRUBS organization.  Our students obtain hands-on experience from healthcare professionals at Phelps Health through our local Mid-Missouri-Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) office.  You can find out more about what our students have to say by checking out the experiences of these students.

Missouri S&T students are eligible to apply to the Bryant Scholars Pre-Admissions Program, offering early acceptance into the MU School of Medicine.  Additional pre-admission programs include the UMKC School of Medicine Medical Scholars Pre-Admission program, The Still Scholars Early Acceptance Program at A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the A. T. STill University's Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health and the DDS Reserved Admission Program, School of Dentistry at UMKC.

Students who are interested in a Bachelor of Science degree with a Health Sciences Focus are encouraged to select elective courses from the following list of options:    

  •  Microbiology with lab 
  •  Issues in Public Health
  •  Virology with lab
  •  Stem Cell Biology
  •  Pathogenic Microbiology with lab
  •  Cancer Cell Biology
  •   Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  •   Biology of Aging
  •   Physiology lab                                                               
  •   Sleep Biology
  •   Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with lab
  •   Introduction to Biomedical Engr
  •   Immunology 
  •   Toxicology
  •   Neurobiology 
  •   Nanobiotechnology                                                                              

For students interested in Health Sciences who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree, we have a BA option with a Pre-medicine emphasis area.   A complete catalog listing of all Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts options is available in the course catalog.

Our students who are interested in Health Sciences are also often interested in pairing their Biological Sciences major with a Chemistry Minor, interdisciplinary Biomedical Engineering Minor or a Psychology Minor.