Students who major in Health Science will explore various aspects of human biomedical science, and may choose major courses and electives that suit their interests, aptitude, and career goals. Health Science graduates of the Merrimack program have entered diverse fields within the health care system, including professional medical practices, positions in biomedical research and industry, public health, hospital administration, education, and medical technology.
Students in the Health Science major are advised on an individual basis to include certain courses into their program depending on the particular career path they have chosen. For example, someone interested in a career in health care administration may elect related courses from the Girard School of Business. Most Health Science majors participate in the Internship program designed to explore career potential. Together with the Internship Coordinator, students plan their placement according to interest and career goals in clinical, academic, community, or industrial health care, laboratory or research settings. Each internship experience is equivalent to a four-credit course. This program has been very successful in helping students to confirm their career choices by offering hands-on experience in the workplace, as well as in allowing students to accumulate the prerequisite clinical experience required by certain professional graduate programs. A Co-op program is also available which places Health Science majors in positions related to their field of interest.
Students choosing any of the majors in the department who are interested in professional programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, physician assistant, etc, should be consulting with their advisor to be sure that they are meeting all necessary prerequisites. Students choosing this concentration who are interested in professional programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc. may be required to take CHM2220/L and 2 semesters of physics with lab to fulfill program pre-requisites.