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Health Related Programs at UH Hilo

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Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary Medicine Track

The Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine curriculum was developed for students interested in pursuing post-graduate studies in Veterinary Medicine or Animal Science. This curriculum meets the entrance course requirements of many Veterinary Colleges and graduate Animal Science programs.  Because Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine students are required to take many of the same courses as Biology students, it is possible for students to receive a B.S. in Agriculture and a B.S. in Biology.

Anthropology: Medical Anthropology Track

Medical anthropology is a very exciting subfield of anthropology that examines the evolution of humans and pathogens, the effects of globalization and international development on health disparities, and the health legacies of colonialism. Medical anthropologists gain knowledge and develop skills that lend themselves to a variety of careers, including health services directors, health and social policy analysts, health care consultants, data analysts, social workers and health librarians. It is also an ideal undergraduate degree for pursuing graduate work in nursing or public health.  

Students wishing to pursue a medical anthropology track should meet with Dr. Lynn Morrison or in the Anthropology Department for guidance in completing the Anthropology major.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Health Care Management Concentration

The College of Business and Economics offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a concentration in Healthcare Management that is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB Accreditation is globally recognized and is the most rigorous accreditation that a university can earn for its business degree programs. AACSB-accredited school graduates are in high demand and often continue on to top graduate business programs. Students who complete the BBA with the Healthcare Management concentration will possess sought-after skills including budgeting, personnel management, market research, strategic planning, and public speaking. Graduates will be qualified for managerial and analyst positions in healthcare providers such as hospitals and rehabilitation centers, healthcare suppliers such as pharmaceutical firms and technology companies, insurance companies, and policy organizations.

Biology: Pre-Medicine / Pre-Dentistry Track

Suturing Workshop for Pre-Med Students

Suturing Workshop for Pre-Med Students

The Pre-Medicine / Pre-Dentistry curriculum prepares students for admittance into medical and dental schools. Completion of the pre-medicine / pre-dentistry curriculum does not guarantee admission into medical or dental schools but it ensures that you take the courses that are required or recommended for admission to many medical or dental schools nationally.  Because requirements vary across medical schools, you should check the requirements of the particular medical school that you are interested in applying to.  The pre-medicine / pre-dentistry curriculum overlaps with the requirements for the B.A./B.S. Biology degrees at UH Hilo so you should make an appointment with Dr. Jonathan Awaya or Dr. Stan Nakanishi in the Biology Department for guidance.