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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William Bickers

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 three (3) advising appointments per semester with their Academic Advisor.

HHS Handbook

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 respecitve professional track.

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 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.

Premajor 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

Health Sciences Undecided/Exploratory Studies Option

Many university students will change their major or career goals at least once during their college years. To assist students in finding a health profession that meets personal interests and professional ambitions, College of Health Sciences has developed an Undecided/Exploratory Studies option for students who have yet to decide the specific program of study that most closely aligns both their interests and goals for becoming a professional in health care. The Health Sciences Undecided/Exploratory Studies option provides students with an educational environment that includes coursework and co-curricular programs to introduce students to a variety of health professionals, health care settings, and the unique opportunity to explore multiple working areas found on the medical campus during their first year in college. For more information or to inquire further, please contact 

Enhancing Your Time at UK

There are countless ways to “see blue.” on campus, but the best way to maximize your journey at the University of Kentucky is by engaging 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. Take a look at some of the options UK Education Abroad & Exchanges office suggests to complement your major! #SeeBlueAbroad

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William Bickers

Director of Recruitment

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building