Health Professions

You aspire to be a health services professional. You are committed to helping people feel better and making health care work better.

Consider turning your aspirations into a Bachelor of Arts in Health Services degree, and specialize in one of two tracks in this interdisciplinary course of study: Managing Health Services, Programs, and Projects or Community Health Assessment. If you already have an associate's degree in select allied health fields or are a licensed diagnostic medical sonographer, radiologic technologist, or respiratory therapist, our Bachelor of Science in Health Services program will provide you with the communication and management skills necessary for further success in your career.

Finally, if you have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program, advance your education one step further by completing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree through the College of General Studies and the School of Dental Medicine.

Explore the links below for more detailed information regarding each of our healthcare-related degree programs.

Dental Hygiene

According to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Healthcare Jobs," the median salary for a dental hygienist in 2016 was $72,910. The best paid earned $100,170, and the bottom 10 percent earned $50,870. CareerCast also recently ranked dental hygienist as number one in its Best Jobs in Health Care list.

 

Health Services (BA)

The health services major is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to prepare students to work in health care. The program analyzes the structure of the health care industry; identifies cultural, legal, and environmental factors that impact health; and provides students with communication and management skills.

Health Services (BS)

If you are an allied health professional looking to boost your career and your earnings, a Bachelor of Science in Health Services can give you the administration, management, and communicaiton skills you need to advance to the next level.

Advanced Degree Option*

Early admission to the Graduate School of Public Health: This program seeks outstanding University of Pittsburgh undergraduates who want to become public health professionals. If accepted to the program, they will no longer be registered as an undergraduate after their junior year but rather as a Pitt Public Health student, and will take Pitt Public Health courses. 

*Pending acceptance to the Graduate School of Public Health—completion of prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance.