This degree program is highly multidisciplinary, integrating human physiology, nutrition, pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, biology, sociology/psychology, and related areas to gain both a broad and a deep understanding of the determinants of human health and disease. Due to the department's unique configuration (only department on campus that spans three colleges - School of Medicine, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources), students in this program have access to many researchers and resources represented from each unit. Students selecting this area of study will be well-prepared for health-related careers such as Medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physician's Assistant, as well as for graduate study in Biomedical/Translational Sciences.
The department also offers significant opportunities for undergraduate research, including an opportunity to apply for paid undergraduate research internship opportunities that span the academic year.
This is an emphasis area of the following major:
This major has the following additional emphasis areas:
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: