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Health Science

Healthcare jobs are among the fastest-growing jobs in the country, and Gordon is located near the healthcare hub of Boston, which houses some of the country’s top hospitals and facilities for treatment, research and education. Overall employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2021 to 2031. This increase will result in about two million new jobs over the decade. Success in healthcare requires both competence and compassion. That’s why at Gordon we care about the human side of medicine and cultivating a servant’s heart. In addition to a strong science foundation and hands-on experiences, you’ll develop the soft skills of compassion, hospitality and care that are critical for success. The health science (B.S.) major at Gordon College is a holistic major with eight health professions concentrations and a minor.



Master of Public Health

Health science can also be pursued as a minor to support interested students in other fields. Learn more about how you can add a health science minor to your degree track. 

Why study health sciences at Gordon?

We’ll be with you every step of the way. Dedicated health professions advising starts in the first year and continues throughout your time at Gordon (and often, long after!).  Our coursework, from immunology and microbiology to exercise physiology and human movement, provides you with the experiential knowledge and practical skills to be a competitive candidate for any postgraduate program. 

Our unique Health Professions Seminar for sophomores and juniors allows you to explore healthcare career options, discuss ethical issues in medicine and connect with Gordon alumni from across the healthcare industry—all of which give you an advantage when applying to graduate schools. We are located just outside of Boston, a city that houses some of the country’s top hospitals and facilities for treatment, research and education. 

When you study health sciences at Gordon College, you will gain real clinical experiences through Gordon’s internship program at the Gordon Medical Observership Program and Duke University. Take part in hands-on dissection in our advanced anatomy lab, a unique opportunity for Gordon undergrads. We also offer internship opportunities at the on-campus Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness, helping to expand your horizons as a health science major.

What can I pursue with a health science degree? 

Thanks to graduate-level experiences from day one, Gordon graduates attend some of the most prestigious medical programs in the nation. Our graduates have a 79% acceptance rate applying to medical school, compared to a 41% national acceptance rate. We also have a 90% acceptance rate for pre-health professions students applying to allied health and other programs. From dentistry to veterinary medicine, rest assured in your decision to pursue a career in a fast-growing field in need of compassionate and skilled providers.


For more information contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology

P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life, Health and Physical Sciences

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