Students who choose majors within the science, healthcare and wellness area have a passion for discovery and using/studying science to help people.
They enjoy helping others, either directly or indirectly, and look at what they offer as a long term benefit to living a longer and healthier life. They thrive on process and attention to detail, and care about community and the environment—especially as it relates to health, medicines, and the interactions between them. Sound like you?
Programs of Study
Community Health Promotion
Health Information Technology
Medical Office Assistant
Choosing to study a program in this interest area presents lots of opportunities! The Biological Outreach Initiative, the Biology Club, S-STEM Scholars, the Engineering Club, and the Student Nursing Club are just a few of the student groups you can join. You can also participate in research projects and present at regional and national conferences. In the past, some of our student nurses have complete clinical work abroad in Belize and in Narva, Estonia. STEM Day and the Maryland Scholars Summit provide a showcase for students to present research and network with professionals in these fields.
Grants and Scholarships
Thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation, eligible students may apply for S-STEM and Biotechnology scholarships that pay for a large portion of their studies in the sciences. There are also several College and Foundation scholarships available to those in Community Health, Nursing, and the sciences, as well as opportunities to earn transfer scholarships. Talk to your advisor for more.
Allied Health certifications and nursing degrees allow you to gain direct entry into the workforce, often with the option of working as you gain additional degrees or credentials. While many of the science programs in this interest area require you to transfer after earning an associate degree, they also allow for internships and research along the way.
Transfer and career options abound in this interest area! You can take your career into medicine, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, teaching, biotechnology, research and development, engineering, healthcare, and more. Many who choose these careers go on to earn Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral degrees.