• Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career in Health Sciences

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed.

    In a survey of 2017 graduates, 84% of respondents said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment. What’s more, 89% of 2017 graduates reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. A bachelor’s degree in health sciences enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Our graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like education, medicine, and nursing. Other alumni pursue careers in civic organizations, government agencies, health-care centers, hospitals, and schools.

    Sample Graduate Schools

    • Boston University
    • MCPHS University
    • UMass Amherst
    • UMass Medical School
    • Wheelock College

    Sample Recent Employers

    • Area public schools
    • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
    • Harvard University
    • Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    Sample Careers

    • Call center representative
    • Coach
    • Grant coordinator
    • Fitness center director
    • Health advocate
    • Health educator
    • Health inspector
    • Program associate
    • Research assistant
    • Teacher
  • Julie Cohen

    Julie Cohen Testimonial Image
    Class of 2019
    Career goal: job as a nurse
    Activities: member of Phi Eta Sigma and Eta Sigma Gamma honor societies, 2017 sophomore recipient of the Sheehan Achievement Award, campus events staff member

    Julie Cohen is in the public health/pre-nursing program, taking 83 credits in public health at WSU before entering an accelerated nursing program at MCPHS University. The dual-major program is perfect because she wants to understand how health works on both the micro and macro levels. “I love to question things to understand them better,” she says. “Talking and working something out is more beneficial than just reading or learning about it. You absorb it better.”


    Health Sciences

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