Undergraduate CertificateHealth Science

An undergraduate certificate in health science (UGC-HS) allows undergraduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of clinical health science and the health care system. The UGC-HS prepares students to navigate the health care system and provides an introduction to the health sciences.

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The certificate consists of 12 credit hours, including two required courses — Introduction to Aging Studies, Introduction to Public Health, and Introduction to U.S. Health Service Systems — and one additional course chosen from the areas of biology, chemistry, health ethics and general health professions.

Credits earned as part of this certificate can also be applied to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in health science.

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study:

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click on "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.