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New health studies major unique in New England

While some colleges and universities offer a health studies major that combines two or three disciplines, such as health policy and business, a new health major at the University of Rhode Island brings together 28 departments across all 8 colleges on the Kingston campus and the expertise of 130 faculty members.

With a truly interdisciplinary focus that taps into the strength of health resources and expertise at URI, the new major is unique to public higher education in New England and perhaps beyond. And starting in September, the health studies major will begin to prepare a generation of students to succeed in non-clinical health careers. By maximizing an interdisciplinary approach, the new major puts the University front and center in national...

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