The Health Sciences major provides students with a thorough grounding in subjects that are fundamental to health-related professions. The Health Sciences major consists of a common track focusing on career preparation (i.e., professions that require a B.A. degree) as well as going on for training in health related graduate degrees (e.g., in physical therapy or occupational therapy). This major includes instruction in basic science courses, coupled with additional courses to prepare students to meet the needs of a modern health delivery system and help students learn to interact with clientele of multiple ages and diverse challenges in relation to accessing and providing quality health care.
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Potential Career Paths
Students pursuing a degree in Health Sciences can explore a wide variety of career paths. This includes, but is not limited to, biostatistican, health and wellness coordinator, pharmacy technician, and biology researcher.
There is no minimum GPA needed in order to apply, however, a 2.5 or higher GPA is recommended to be competitive for admission. Students who have completed an associate’s degree and required prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited community college are eligible to apply. It is strongly recommended to meet with a Rutgers staff member to review required prerequisite courses.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will transfer a maximum of 60 credits from a NJ county college to a Rutgers degree program for those students who have completed an A.A or A.S degree. Please visit the NJ Transfer website at www.njtransfer.org to review the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) for any undergraduate major at Rutgers. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from both a 2-year and a 4-year institution combined.
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