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Interdisciplinary Sciences: Pre-Professional Health Sciences Degree

Program Offerings

Bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences - Pre-Professional Health Sciences

What is Interdisciplinary Sciences: Pre-Professional Health Sciences?

Offering supplementary curriculum that combines communications and chemical, physical, biological, and social sciences, the pre-health program prepares students for admission to medical and dental schools and programs in public health, physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic, optometry, and medical radiology. Small classes, personal attention, and real-world shadowing and internship opportunities prepare students for post-graduate study.

What does a pre-professional health scientist do?

Pre-professional health science students (IS-HLTH) take rigorous science and math courses from across the curriculum to prepare for admission to graduate and professional programs.

First-Year Courses

Courses will vary depending upon each student’s career path.

Course Curriculum

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Internships and Co-ops

Each year more than 500 Mines students land paid internships at organizations like Microsoft, NASA, Amazon, Ford, and Sanford Health.

Pre-health students intern at hospitals like MD Anderson Cancer Center and medical technology companies like Medtronic, work for local physicians, and shadow doctors in fields ranging from neurology to orthopedics and emergency room care. Our close relationship with hospitals both regionally and afar ensure you’ll gain hands-on experience and a competitive edge.

Career Outlook

Visit our Pre-Health Pathways website for information on the universities where our graduates are admitted based on professional study area.

Learn more about the medical professions our graduates have pursued -


• Medicine
• Dentistry
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Chiropractic
• Optometry
• Occupational Therapy
• Orthotics/Prosthetics
• Public Health
• Veterinary Medicine
• Psychology
• Genetic Counseling
• Pathologists' Assistant
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Medical Radiography

• Accelerated Nursing


Inter disciplinary health sciences majors have accepted positions with the following agencies/businesses following graduation.
Government—National, State and Local:
Bureau of Land Management
Indian Health Service
National Weather Service
SD Department of Labor
U.S. Army
VA Five Corners Hospital
CASA Program—7th District
City of Rapid City
Pennington County
Pennington Cty Emergency Management
Rapid City Police Department

Business/Health Industry:
ART Technology
Black Hills Community Bank
C-Lock Technologies
Disney Company
Fugro Horizons
Rapid City Club for Boys
Silverado Gaming
Thrivent Financial
Iowa City VA Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, ND
Rapid Care
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Sturgis Clinic

Interdisciplinary Sciences: Pre-Professional Health Sciences Research

Research at Mines is not only groundbreaking but accessible from day one. Unlike other universities, freshmen conduct research alongside the best in the field, paired with personal attention from professors in classes taught by PhDs not TAs.



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