Our Bachelor of Science in Health Science program prepares you to successfully pursue a career in the health care field, and be prepared for advanced graduate work in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistance, physical therapy, and more.
You will enjoy many experiential learning opportunities, including hands-on lab courses, internships, and research. Every Health Science major conducts a science research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Many students present this work at scientific conferences: a significant competitive advantage for both graduate programs and employment.
Upper-level coursework is selected based on the individual requirements of your intended post-NEC academic and career direction, and includes classes such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, kinesiology, math, and physics.
Thanks to an agreement between NEC and a premier professional school in New Hampshire, if you take specific required courses and maintain at least a certain GPA, you will be assured an interview for an accelerated nursing program or graduate programs for physician assistant or pharmacy.
Health Science: Learn by Doing at New England College
- Federally-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Program: ten weeks of full-time summer employment working in a research lab.
- Frequent research, seminar, symposia, and training opportunities at the College and in partnership with several other academic institutions in the state through the New Hampshire’s Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) network.
- “Snacking on Science Seminars.” Bi-weekly seminars presented by New England College researchers, alumni, and external scientists.
- Internships in a wide variety of clinical fields.
Career Opportunities in Health Science
- Physician Assistant
- Physical Therapist