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Welcome to the

Health Studies Major


The Health Studies Major at the University of Rhode Island is an innovative interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for non-clinical careers in public health, health education promotion, health services, and health-related research health studies studentsworking in for-profit companies, hospitals and community health agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.


URI students choosing to major in Health Studies are as diverse as their chosen career pathways. They come from all areas of the United States and the rest of the world, and represent diverse racial, ethnic, geographical, cultural, economic, and academic backgrounds. Their common ground is their dedication to transforming health, changing people’s lives and embracing multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to health.


The Health Studies major offers these students a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in:


Join Rhode Island Public Health Association (RI PHA)

Health Studies is an institution member of the Roide Island Public Health Association (RI PHA), which allows Health Studies majors to become student members for $10/year.

RIPHA is a professional organization that works toward the advancement of public health. The vision of RIPHA is a safe and healthier Rhode Island and the mission of RIPHA is to influence public health policy and promote public health practice in Rhode Island. RIPHA brings together professionals in a unique, multi-disciplinary environment for idea exchange, study, and action

For more information

URI Announces New Major


New Health Studies major is unique to public Higher Education in New England

advising information

Questions about the Health Studies major?

Visit our Advising FAQ page

Or contact the Academic Advisor:

Stephanie Champlin
Phone: (401) 874-2470



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