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Health Science Pathway

As the technology driving the future of health care becomes more complex, the most important influence comes from what’s at the frontline. You.

Students in this pathway want to improve health care quality, enhance disease prevention, push scientific boundaries and create healthier communities.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Chemistry Physics  Social Work
Biological Sciences  Exercise Science Political Science Sociology
Biomedical Engineering Nursing Psychology  
Cardiovascular Technology Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pre-pharmacy) Public Health  


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Learn more about resources and opportunities.

Start gaining valuable major-related experience through these student organizations.

  • Cure at South Carolina 
  • Dance Marathon
  • Active Minds 
  • Carolina Health Outreach
  • Pre-Dental Club 
  • The Association of Pre-Physician Assistant Students 
  • Public Health Society 
  • South Carolina Athletic Training Student Association 
  • Carolina Association of Pre-Pharmacy Students 
  • Student Nurses Association 
  • Gamecock International Service Learning
  • Exercise Science Club 
  • Society of Physics Students
  • AAMN 
  • South Carolina Student College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Timmy Global Health
  • MedLife

Customize your schedule with classes that allow you to explore your interests.

  • Transforming Health Care for the Future 
  • Sociology of Medicine and Health
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Our Hungry World from Malthus to McDonald's
  • The Nature of Orthopedic and Special Health Problems
  • Environment and Obesity
  • Nutrition and Immunology
  • Southern Discomfort: Public Health in the American South
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health
  • Issues in Women’s Health
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Immunobiology
  • Public Policy

Here are some of the work experiences students have outside of the classroom.

Center for Nursing Leadership: Established in 2004, the Center for Nursing Leadership is a statewide organization that works with health care organizations, clinicians and educators in South Carolina and across the nation to provide information and learning opportunities for current and aspiring nurse leaders.

Simulation Lab: Through the use of patient simulators, robotics and other sophisticated teaching tools, nursing students experience clinical scenarios that range from common patient cases to low-frequency, high-risk events. In the lab, students function within the full scope of practice, engaging in decision-making and interventions that only licensed registered nurses can do in patient care settings.

Cancer Survivorship Center: Its goal is to create, expand and disseminate knowledge addressing survivorship across the cancer continuum by conducting research that alleviates the impact of cancer in South Carolina and the world.

Disability Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC): DRDC is a partnernship among the University of South Carolina, the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and the American Association of Health and Disability. Its purpose is to conduct research, train professionals, complete specific projects and disseminate knowledge related to birth defects, disabilities, human development and blood disorders.

Global Health: The Arnold School of Public Health has been involved in global health initiatives and growing our international presence through education, research and outreach since 1975. The goal is to respond to global health challenges by promoting collaborative research among students, faculty and stakeholders around the world.

PASOs: This community-based organization helps the Latino community and service providers work together to offer community health programs covering prenatal education, women’s and family health topics, access to health care and cultural competency.

Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth): TecHealth is a SmartState Center comprised of an interdisciplinary team of research scientists and dedicated to students. Creating and utilizing innovative technology can solve some of the most pressing chronic health problems facing the citizens of South Carolina.

Institute for Families in Society: The institute tackles critical issues such as mental health, trauma, abuse and neglect and helps partners access training and support to deliver evidence-based services.

SmartHOME: South Carolina’s SmartHOME Center is helping older adults remain healthy and independent by developing technologies that will enable them to remain at home with adequate support. This innovative center is one of the many SmartState centers on campus, designed to advance the quality of life for South Carolinians and the economy of our state.

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