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 nine health professions concentrations:
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Health science can also be pursued as a minor to support interested students in other fields.
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.
Study and take part in hands-on dissection in our advanced anatomy lab, a rare opportunity for undergraduates. Gain real clinical experiences through Gordon’s internship program at Duke University and the Gordon Medical Observership program. You can also pursue an internship at the on-campus Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness.
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.