The Health Science major is a pre-professional program designed to provide students with the appropriate background and preparation for entry into graduate and professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, physician assistant, and social work. The major is also designed for students who are seeking a general preparation for positions in health promotion, health administration, and community-based public health.
The Health Sciences integrated curriculum model builds upon a foundation of the natural sciences, social sciences, and the liberal arts. Courses in the Health Science major will introduce you to the United States healthcare system and provide you with the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of health policy and administration, health research, quality-of-care improvement, and evidence-based health care. The Health sciences curriculum also includes a significant number of electives that enable you to pursue an area of interest or a minor. Students will have the option to complete the program in four or five years with or without a co-op experience. In the senior year, students participate in a capstone project intended to broaden and integrate the knowledge, skills, and experience gained from the program of study.
Students interested in graduate school in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine may opt to follow a Pre-Medical focus, including courses required for medical school. Please visit the Pre-Medical website for course requirements.
For more information about your course of study, you can read a Sample Curriculum.
All Health Science students have the option to complete the program with or without a Co-op experience. For more information about exploring medicine through Co-op, research internships, and summer volunteer and community service experiences, preparing for the MCAT, and the application process for medical school, visit the Northeastern University Pre-Medical Web site.
Department of Health Sciences
316 Robinson Hall