An innovative and interdisciplinary program, biobehavioral health focuses on the interaction among biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental variables that influence health. By taking coursework in chemistry, biology, physiology, and genetics, students learn the “science behind health” and how to effectively address and solve a wide array of problems related to human health and illness.
All biobehavioral health courses are taught by faculty who are active researchers, scholars, and practitioners.
Additionally, the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education (BSED) at Penn State Harrisburg currently offers undergraduate degrees in Human Development and Family Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, and Psychology, which demonstrate the ability to offer numerous program electives within the biobehavioral health discipline and in supporting areas of study.
For course descriptions and requirements, see the University Bulletin