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Health and Human Services, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Health and Human Services program of University of Michigan-Dearborn was designed with professional preparation and graduate school success in mind

Our students are interested in meaningful careers right out of college and many go on to pursue additional graduate training.  Students enrolled in this program are interested in public health, social work, child life, health policy and administration, child and family services, addiction and recovery services as well as specialized health care professions including medicine, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, and second-degree nursing.

Using evidence-based best practices, our graduates can develop, implement, and evaluate programs to help people and groups function more effectively and overcome individual and social challenges.  Students are free to choose between 3 specialized concentrations that best aligns with their personal and professional goals.

What will I Learn?

The overall goals of the Health and Human Services program are to prepare students to:

  • Promote health, wellness, and effective functioning in individual, family, group, community, and organizational settings;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the many determinants of individual and population health including specific risk factors for physical and mental illness, substance use and addiction, poverty and income inequality, attitudes and behaviors, and their impacts on the health and human services delivery system; and
  • Employ appropriate research methods, data analytic techniques, and human subjects protections to enhance our understanding and delivery of effective public health programs and human services.

Concentration Areas

Public Health

Students in the Public Health concentration are interested in helping individuals and communities achieve optimal health.  Public health professionals do this by promoting healthy lifestyles, helping change risky behaviors, improving social conditions, extending health care access and services, and reducing health disparities and inequalities.  Students interested in this concentration may go on to positions in government agencies, hospitals and health care institutions, community organizations and non-profit agencies, foundations and philanthropies, among many others.

Human Services

Students selecting the Human Services concentration are interested in helping individuals, families, and communities function effectively and overcome considerable obstacles and challenges.  Human services professionals work for social justice, community engagement, improved conditions, better infrastructure and support services.  Our graduates go on to jobs that help reduce the obstacles and impediments that keep individuals and groups from thriving in our society.  Our students find work or pursue graduate training in child life organizations and hospitals; social work, community and social service organizations; government agencies; addiction, recovery, and counseling centers; youth, family, and senior centers; community organizations and non-profit agencies, among many others.

Pre-Health Professions

Students in the Pre-Health Professions concentration are interested in helping individuals, families, and communities by improving access to and the delivery of specialized health and medical care services.  Pre-Health Professions students are most often interested in completing all of the prerequisite courses needed to apply for further graduate training in medicine, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, and second-degree nursing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Medical Terminology
  • System of Care
  • Program Evaluation
  • Medical Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Official high school academic documents
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5928 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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