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.

Learn how health science is the right fit for you.

Students examine a model of the human body in a classroom setting


The certificate consists of 12 credit hours, including three required courses — Introduction to Aging Studies, Introduction to Public Health, and Introduction to U.S. Healthcare and Administration — and one additional course chosen from the areas of biology, chemistry, health ethics and general health professions. The certificate may be completed entirely online and can be completed within one academic year, with entry to the program allowed in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.  Students can pursue the certificate concurrently with degree programs such as biology, chemistry, physics, exercise science, pre-med, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions and WSU Tech.

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.