Prepare to make an impact on the lives of others through the field of Health Science
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science at Marietta College prepares students for a career with an impact. Designed for those who want to help their community live fuller, healthier lives, this program focuses on the intersection of the liberal arts and the sciences to set students on the path for careers in healthcare.
A versatile program, our health science major takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human health. Our classes span biology, chemistry, sports medicine, and psychology. Students are encouraged to craft the curriculum that is best fitted to their future goals, to pursue internships that develop their ability to create change, and to pursue research that inspires them to dream bigger. Prepare for a lifelong career in healthcare and earn your bachelor degree in health science at Marietta College.
The interdisciplinary health science program pulls from a multitude of academic fields to create a curriculum that fully prepares students to think critically about the modern challenges facing human health and healthcare.
The program first establishes a basis of foundational scientific concepts from the fields of biology, chemistry and sports medicine. Courses include Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Environmental Toxicology, and Health Communication. As students progress to higher level courses, they have the opportunity to explore advanced topics such as developmental biology or medical aspects of athletic training.
Students are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities in Marietta and beyond. Recently, some have interned at Marietta Memorial Hospital participating in physician rounds. Others have also interned at other research facilities in the area. In their senior year, students work closely with faculty in either biology or sports medicine on an independent research project.
This well-rounded program approaches health science from many different angles, ultimately preparing students to head out into the world and create change in the field of healthcare.
Health Science Career Options
Bolstered by their wealth of internship and research experience, graduates of our health science major have an excellent track record of graduate school acceptances and successful careers making an impact on the lives of others through healthcare.
Our interdisciplinary health science degree is widely applicable and can be used to open the door onto a wide array of career paths, including:
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Healthcare Administrator
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
Discover the Health Science Major at Marietta
Our health science major explores the interconnected nature of the liberal arts and sciences to prepare students for careers that make a difference in the lives of their community. To learn more about this program, request information below.