Undergraduate Program Goals

Programs in the Department of Biobehavioral Health help you prepare to look at health issues in an integrated way, by taking into account the many different factors—biological, behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental—that influence health throughout the life span.

The program has a great deal of flexibility and allows you to tailor your degree to meet your career goals. It is also can lay an excellent groundwork for graduate school, including medical school.

Biobehavioral Health (BBH) Program Goals

Upon the completion of the undergraduate program in Biobehavioral Health, you will be able to:

  • Describe and understand the fundamental biological, behavioral, social, cultural and environmental processes that influence health and disease.
  • Explain how the fundamental processes underlying health and disease can interact to produce individual differences in health, and health disparities among groups.
  • Critically evaluate current empirical research on health and disease, explaining implications and limitations to the lay public.
  • Understand and apply ethical principles in the conduct of research and professional practice and in the analyses in implementations of health-related policies and programs
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion/disease prevention programs for diverse populations.

The 2014-2015 BBH Program Assessment

For information on how our students are performing, read the latest report on our assessment of our undergraduate program here: The BBH 2014-2015 Program Assessment.