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Health Science

“The health science program is a pre-professional program for those who want to go into medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, or become a physician assistant. At Corban, you will have the opportunity to learn science from Christian professors who teach from a Christian perspective.”
- Jerry Johnson, Department Chair

Program Overview

The Department of Science offers a major in Health Science. This major is a pre-professional study for students interested in pursuing careers in the health care professions. Graduates may seek entrance to professional schools in medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and medical informatics. Entrance requirements for these graduate programs vary; however, some basic courses are common to most. These common courses are the foundation of the Health Science Major. Electives in the major allow students to tailor their program of study to meet the specific entrance requirements of their chosen professional or graduate school. Students are encouraged to work closely with the program advisor of this major to plan a course of study to meet their educational objectives.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of the science courses provided within the Health Science program.

 Students will demonstrate the ability to problem solve, think critically, and reason analytically, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

 Students will demonstrate basic research practices, data analysis, and interpretation.

 Students will demonstrate safe lab practices.

 Students will effectively communicate on a variety of scientific topics and issues (orally & in writing).

 Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology for computation, data acquisition, and analysis.

 Students will articulate different theories on the origin and nature of the universe and life, and explain how each theory affects one’s interpretation of scientific concepts and assumptions about the world.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

This major is a pre-professional study for students interested in pursuing careers in the health care professions. Graduates may seek entrance to professional schools in medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and medical informatics.

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Bachelor of Arts       Bachelor of Science       Minor

You can view the Health Science Major and Minor requirements in our catalog here.