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College Spotlight

Health and Human Sciences

One of the more recent additions to Purdue’s academic colleges and schools, the College of Health and Human Sciences began as an idea to focus on the dedication of informing people’s behavioral choices, improving health, and enhancing quality of life.

In August of 2009, department heads from multiple schools of study came together to brainstorm this idea, which would come to fruition a little less than a year later on July 1st, 2010.

This new college would replace the former College of Consumer and Family Sciences while gathering health and wellbeing related majors from across multiple disciplines to put them all in one place. This move not only made logistical sense, but enhanced student’s learning, faculty collaborations, and community outreach.

Today, the College of Health and Human Sciences has 24 unique majors with over 5,500 students, all focused on improving and prolonging our quality of life.

  • There are over 40 different students organizations alone for the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Some of the top employers for HHS graduates include Boeing, Eli Lilly & Company, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Inc., Amazon, and Deloitte
  • 18 HHS majors have the Degree in 3 option
  • The Hospitality and Tourism Management major is ranked #1 in the U.S. at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • There are over 58,500 living HHS alumni
  • There are 26 study abroad programs specific to HHS majors

For the 2019 graduating class, 70% of students were employed within 6 months of graduation. An additional 20% of these students chose to continue their education at a higher level.

The average starting salary for HHS students is $44,862.

In addition to meeting the required coursework, counselors also like to see:

  • A strong background in sciences, especially if the student is looking into Pre-Professional Health Sciences or Medical Lab Science
  • Nursing students must take an entire year of biology and an entire year of chemistry. It is also recommended that these students take anatomy/physiology if the school offers it.
  • Extracurricular activities or internships that show interest in their desired major
  • See the High School Course Requirements

Questions? Contact Us

You can reach out to HHS Recruitment by emailing HHSRecruitment@purdue.edu

For any questions relating to the Admissions Office, you can email: admissions@purdue.edu
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