Online Exploratory Health and Life Sciences

The health and life sciences exploratory track introduces you to the many ways you can build a career centered on living organisms. From people to plants and animals, opportunities to explore are endless. While you’ll eventually choose a major, you can earn general education credits as you refine your interests.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 15

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 45

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What does it mean to be in the exploratory program?

In the exploratory program, you spend the first part of your university experience in courses that expose you to a variety of topics that interest you. This is an ideal option for you if you aren’t sure which major to choose, are interested in multiple majors or want to explore before making your decision.

In your chosen track, you’ll take courses that allow you to explore your passions, while ensuring you stay on a path to graduation. If your interest areas change, you can switch from health and life sciences to another track at any time. Additional tracks include:

Your academic advisor is an integral part of your exploratory program experience, from finding classes to choosing your major. As an exploratory student, you can declare a major anytime before you reach 45 credit hours. Whichever path you choose, your advisor will be there every step of the way.

Is the health and life sciences exploratory track right for me?

 

Living organisms are at the heart of the health and life sciences. Whether you’re interested in tiny microbes or climate change, there’s a science-related major that fits your interests. Exploratory studies allow you to discover specialties of interest and make informed decisions about your major. Health and life sciences topics you can explore include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Biology.
  • Health care administration.
  • Health informatics.
  • Human nutrition.
  • Nursing.
  • Research.

You can explore a variety of industries related to the health and life sciences, such as health care, biology, counseling, speech therapy and more. The experience you gain may even lead you to a career that doesn't exist yet. Your academic advisor will keep your career interests in mind when helping you select a major.

Health and life sciences track courses

In this exploratory program, you’ll take courses that cover general education requirements for a variety of majors across the health and life sciences. You’ll also take a series of exploratory courses focused on learning about yourself and defining your career interests. Your course selections will depend on your interests, but may include:


UNI 250: Choosing a Major


UNI 270: Career Direction for a Successful Future


UNI 150: Major and Career Exploration


Learn from industry experts in the health and life sciences

Our award-winning faculty are accomplished across industries and locations around the world. They include researchers, authors, artists and more.  No matter where you study, you’ll take courses from the same faculty who teach on campus. Learn side-by-side with faculty dedicated to your success as you participate in research opportunities and attend virtual office hours. 

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Learn from industry experts in the health and life sciences

Our award-winning faculty are accomplished across industries and locations around the world. They include researchers, authors, artists and more.  No matter where you study, you’ll take courses from the same faculty who teach on campus. Learn side-by-side with faculty dedicated to your success as you participate in research opportunities and attend virtual office hours. 

Learn more about our faculty

Health and life sciences track admission requirements

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 8 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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