Degree Description

Offered as a major

Related Academic Programs
biologynursing dual degree program, pre-med program

Health Sciences Major

Are you a helping personality? If a career in the healthcare industry is what you seek, then pursuing a degree in the health sciences is the way forward. Ten foundation courses in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences will set the stage for choosing one of three tracks: Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Pre-Occupational Therapy. A capstone internship will be the crowning achievement of your studies.

Outside of the health science classroom

Outside of Class

Opportunities abound to extend your learning beyond the classroom, including The Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Scholarship; The WSTEM Mentoring Program, pairing women in STEM majors with established professionals in the field; and Pre-Health Professions Club.

Resources for getting a health sciences job

Career Crossing

The Career Center offers opportunities for science majors to explore a future in their chosen fields, including STEM resume workshops (STEM Resumania), career assessment and testing, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting.
A STEM specialized career fair each year allows environmental science students to interview for jobs and internships with top companies.

Mount graduates with a health science degree

After You Graduate

Find a career working with a title such as:
  • physical therapist
  • occupational therapist
  • nurse
  • physician assistant
  • health and wellness coach
  • audiologist
  • grant writer
Go to work for one of these entities with a health sciences degree:
  • hospital
  • doctor’s office
  • medical laboratory
  • pharmaceutical company
  • community and public health agencies
  • schools
  • health insurance agency