All of the majors listed in this Exploratory Area would lead to some kind of career in the health field. Some allow you to work as a practitioner after a 4-year degree is complete while others work as pre-professional programs in which students will continue additional schooling after graduating from NDSU. Check out the majors on the list below and click on any of the majors and see the entire list of course requirements for that major. Do a majority of the classes sound interesting to you? Then it may be worth exploring!

Exploratory Classes

This is a list of courses that students can choose from to help explore the Health and Life Sciences Exploratory Area. It is always important to consult with an academic advisor before choosing which course might best fit your interests.


  • HNES 170   Intro to Exercise Science
  • MLS 200   Intro to Medical Lab Science (Restricted to majors)
  • PH 101   Intro to Public Health
  • PSYC 111   Intro to Psychology
  • RC 200   Intro to Respiratory Care (Restricted to majors)


  • BIOL 150   General Biology I
  • CHEM 117   Chemical Concepts & Applications
  • CHEM 121   General Chemistry I
  • HDFS 230   Lifespan Development
  • MICR 202   Intro Microbiology

Would you like more information regarding the majors in the Health and Life Sciences Exploratory Area?

Contact Alex Lau, Academic & Career Advisor
Phone: 701-231-5903

To schedule an appointment with Alex:
Login to Bison Advise
Click “Get Assistance”
Select “Advising”
Follow the drop-down menus based on your need
Select “Career and Advising Center” for location
Select Alex Lau and schedule the appointment