Health and Life Sciences

The Health and Life Science Exploratory Area is for students interested in working in a health field by becoming a practitioner or by researching, creating and promoting health-related products and information.


Exploratory Areas allow students to explore majors and career options within an interest area. Use the information and resources here to make connections between academic majors and post-graduation plans and career goals. 


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Exploratory Classes

HNES 170: Intro to Exercise Science

Investigation of various Exercise Science career opportunities within the field and the professional track at NDSU.

MLS 200: Intro to Medical Lab Science (Restricted to majors)

Introduction to medical laboratory science. Lectures, discussions, and field trips focus on professional traits and communication, ethical behavior of the…

PH 101: Intro to Public Health

This course introduces undergraduate students to the interdisciplinary and exciting field of public health. Discussing and studying the processes and…

PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology

Survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

RC 200: Intro to Respiratory Care (Restricted to majors)

Introduction to the profession of respiratory care. Lectures, discussions, and field trips focus on professional traits and communication, ethical behavior…

BIOL 150: General Biology I

Introduction to cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and evolution.

CHEM 117: Chemical Concepts & Applications

Introduction to general and organic chemistry, with applications drawn from the health, environmental, and materials sciences. Prereq or Coreq: MATH…

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

Matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, and gases. Prereq or Coreq: MATH 103…

HDFS 230: Life Span Development

Study of human growth and development throughout the life span.

MICR 202: Intro Microbiology

Study of the characteristics and importance of microorganisms with emphasis on their identification, control, and relationships to health and disease.…


What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect …

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) is the most respected and widely used instrument for career exploration / planning in the world. …

Major/Career Exploration Workshops

The NDSU Career and Advising Center offers major and career exploration services in a variety of ways.  This Fall semester, …

Resume Guide

Guidelines, Tips, and Examples

Resume Examples

Here are a few examples of different types of resumes.

First Year – Bill E. Bison Skills Based – Jordan …