Caldwell, N.J.- September 9, 2013–Caldwell College is offering a new bachelor’s degree in health science and a pre-medical post-baccalaureate certificate program.
The bachelor of science in health science is a pre-professional interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students for entry-level opportunities in allied health careers or graduate programs in the allied health professions.Based on a liberal arts education, the program offers a flexible and coherent course of interdisciplinary study grounded in basic and health sciences.
Health science graduates will be prepared for work in entry-level non-clinical administrative support positions in the healthcare industry. They could pursue work in healthcare administration, health education, healthcare informatics, public health departments, health services agencies, community clinics, the insurance industry, hospitals or the pharmaceutical field. They would be qualified to work as medical or dental assistants.
Graduates may also choose to enter graduate programs in the allied health professions to study to become physician assistants, physical therapists, optometrists or occupational therapists. They would also be prepared for degree programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and more.
A suggested four-year plan for the health science major is available online at http://www.caldwell.edu/student-success/4-year-plan.
The pre-medical post-baccalaureate certificate program is designed to meet the academic needs of recent college graduates as well as those who pursued other interests or careers before choosing to enter a career in medicine or other health professions. The certificate will be awarded to students who complete the minimum science course requirements for admission to health professions schools and perform successfully on the relevant admission test for their area of interest such as MCAT, DAT or GRE.
Students enrolled in the program will receive individualized advising in a supportive learning environment. Admission is on a rolling basis in the summer, fall and spring semesters. For more information,visit: http://www.caldwell.edu/academics/health-professions/pre-med-post-bac.