The Health Science major is a pre-professional interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers in the health professions that includes entry-level opportunities in allied health careers or graduate programs in the allied health professions such as physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, among others.
Based on a liberal arts education, the BS in Health Science offers a flexible and coherent course of interdisciplinary study grounded in basic and health sciences that can lead to a vast array of allied health careers. Students choosing this major will work with an advisor to complete a course of study that best meets their career goals. In addition, the health science major is an excellent choice for students with an associate’s degree seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree. It is especially attractive to students looking for a major with high career potential.
Career opportunities for health science graduates include entry level non-clinical administrative support positions in the healthcare industry such as medical assistant, dental assistant, healthcare administration; health education; healthcare informatics; public health departments or other health service agencies; community clinics; insurance industry; hospitals; or in the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates may also choose to enter graduate programs in the allied health professions such as physician assistant, physical therapy, optometry occupational therapy, as well as degree programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and many others.
The department offers a B.A. in Biology; a B.A. in Chemistry; a B.S. in Health Science; and a B.S. in Medical Technology. A pre-medical post-baccalaureate certificate program is also available to college graduates who wish to complete requirements for admission to medical and other health professional schools.
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.