College of Health Sciences

Human Health Sciences


Student Cohort

a selective major with medical campus experience


Observation Hours

as a part of HHS 102 course


Dean's List

HHS students are admitted to health professions programs at high rates

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Bernadette Cortez

Director of Recruitment

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building

Program website


  • BHS

The Bachelor of Science in Human Health Sciences (HHS) prepares undergraduate students for future health care careers in a dynamic, interprofessional healthcare environment. Graduates of this program will have a strong foundation in the basic sciences and develop competencies in healthcare skills and knowledge, thereby maximizing professional career opportunities.


Grow Your Future

Human Health Sciences offers options for students interested in future graduate or professional study in a variety of health professions programs as well as other healthcare fields, including mid-level management or supervision across healthcare environments, medical or pharmaceutical sales, and community health advocacy. Students graduating from this program would also be competitive for other health-related graduate disciplines.

My favorite part about HHS is the interprofessional experience. We are a small cohort made up of many different tracks. We are all interacting with each other in and out of class. When we are discussing crucial health care topics in class, we have so many different perspectives to bring to the conversation. One day, I am confident that the education that I have received from HHS will mold me into a successful health care provider. I wouldn’t trade the education I have received through this major for anything. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else!

Lauren Knasel

Senior, Human Health Sciences

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

Every student has individual needs both academically and non-academically. For this reason, as well as our challenging curriculum, the Human Health Sciences program features individualized advising.  Each student is expected to schedule two (2) advising appointments per semester with their Academic Advisor.

UK Core Requirements

Human Health Sciences students may elect to complete all UK Core requirements with any eligible course in each category. Due to major requirements, students are encouraged to make the following selections: CHE 105 and 111 for Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, PSY 100 for Social Science, MA 137 for Quantitative Foundations, and STA 296 for Statistical Inferential Reasoning.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in Human Health Sciences, a student must complete courses that fulfill the UK CORE requirements and all required HHS related courses for their respective professional track.

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement

Human Health Sciences students will complete HHS 350 Health Policy and Politics or HHS 453 Cultural Competence in Healthcare to satisfy the Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement.

Selective Admission Requirements 

Human Health Sciences is selective as an incoming freshman or transfer student. Students can learn more and apply for consideration to be admitted to the major below here.

HHS Admissions

Education Abroad Opportunities

While there are endless ways to create an unforgettable journey as a Wildcat, we can only think of one that gives you the chance to step outside the classroom and into exploring new parts of the world around you: participating in an Education Abroad opportunity.

This will allow you to gain a global perspective and enhance future employability. As you take the first step towards investing in your future, we encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities UK has to offer. 

Research Opportunities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is offering an undergraduate certificate in Undergraduate Research in Human Health Sciences. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage and recognize undergraduate students who devote a significant portion of their undergraduate education to scholarly and research pursuits within CHS. The Certificate in Undergraduate Research in Human Health Sciences provides any UK undergraduate student with the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in interdisciplinary clinical, translational, and basic research in the human health sciences fields.

Living Learning Program

The Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College (IHRC) is a high-impact, living-learning program designed for highly-motivated students who have a passion for healthcare. The IHRC is the perfect way to immerse yourself in healthcare. Through connected coursework and co-curricular activities, students in the program enjoy an array of benefits, including smaller class sizes and enhanced study groups. IHRC students also gain special access to unique, healthcare-related opportunities, including undergraduate research, service-learning, and ongoing networking opportunities with faculty and clinicians as well as a dedicated team of live-in peer mentors.

To apply, select the "IHRC LLP" while completing the University of Kentucky housing application. For more information, visit University of Kentucky Housing website.


Bernadette Cortez

Director of Recruitment

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building