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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Allied Health Sciences offers four undergraduate majors.



Allied Health Sciences

The Allied Health Sciences major prepares students for application to graduate health education programs that require a baccalaureate degree for admission (i.e Medical School, Dental School, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Post-Baccalaureate Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Healthcare Administration, etc) or for immediate employment following completion of a Bachelor of Science degree. Students combine university general education and required coursework in Allied Health Sciences with a curriculum tailored to meet the admission requirements of specific graduate programs and career interests. Students may choose the more flexible plan of study (Standard Plan) or declare a concentration in Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Public Health and Health Promotion or Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety. (more information)                                 



In the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), students interested in pursuing a career in dietetics can consider the following two educational preparations (Please click on the two links below for more information on each program):

Department of Allied Health Sciences - Coordinated Program in Dietetics*

Department of Nutritional Sciences - Didactic Program in Dietetics*



Diagnostic Genetic Sciences

The Baccalaureate Program offers two concentrations in Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostic Sciences. Cytogenetics is a specialized discipline of laboratory medicine that deals with the study of chromosomal abnormalities and their relationship to various human diseases. Molecular diagnostic science is the laboratory science of DNA, RNA, and protein. (more information)



Medical Laboratory Sciences

Otherwise known as Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences is the branch of laboratory medicine which deals with the study of blood and other body specimens to aid in the diagnosis of human disease, determine optimal therapy and monitor the progress of treatment. (more information)



about AHS
The demand for qualified technologists in cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics has meant that graduates of the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program typically have a choice of employment opportunities throughout the country.


Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375