The goal of biobehavioral health is to address and solve problems of human health and illness. With classes in chemistry, biology, physiology, and genetics, students will have the opportunity to understand the science behind physical health. Students also take classes in psychology and human development to provide a focus on the whole person in understanding health-related issues.
The BBH degree prepares students for a wide variety of entry level positions. Some examples include researchers or lab technicians in clinical settings; health promotion specialists for non-profit organizations, government agencies, and corporations; public health service for state and federal agencies; and sales representatives for biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.
The degree also provides excellent preparation for students intending to pursue graduate study or professional training in areas such as medicine and allied health.
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