Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies

Students in the Premedical Health Studies program take an interdisciplinary curriculum that balances premedical courses in math and the sciences with courses that study health care and illness from the perspectives of liberal arts disciplines, with an emphasis on development of problem solving and analytical skills across the curriculum. By the end of the program, students will have developed proficiency in the following:

Ethical Responsibility

Behave in an honest and ethical manner; cultivates personal and academic integrity; adheres to ethical principles...rules, procedures; encourages others to behave in honest and ethical ways; develops and demonstrates ethical and moral reasoning.

Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving

Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems in a wide variety of academic disciplines.

Analytical Skills & Scientific Inquiry

Apply quantitative reasoning to explain phenomena in the natural world. Applies knowledge of scientific process to integrate & synthesize information, solve problems & formulate research questions/hypotheses; demonstrate fluency in scientific language & uses it to participate in science discourse.

Communication (Written/Oral)

Effectively and accurately convey information to others using written words and sentences using proper grammar. Effectively and accurately convey information to others using spoken words and sentences; listens effectively; recognize potential communication barriers and adjusts approach or clarify information as needed, depending on who they are communicating with.

Living Systems

Apply knowledge and technical/ laboratory skill in the natural sciences to solve problems related to molecular and macro systems including biomolecules, molecules, cells, and organs.

Human Behavior & Cultural Competence

Apply knowledge of the self, others, and social systems to solve problems related to the psychological, socio-cultural, and biological factors that influence health and well-being; show appreciation/respect for diversity when interacting with others; engage diverse & competing perspectives; appropriately address bias in themselves & others.

Interdisciplinary Synthesis & Intellectual Curiosity

Describe and synthesize knowledge across diverse, complementary disciplines. Use research methods to explore new ideas bridging disciplines. Seek challenge and explores new ideas and research advances in various fields.


  • Works collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals; shares information and knowledge with others and provides feedback; puts team goals ahead of individual goals.