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Is it your dream to attend medical, dental, pharmacy, or veterinary school? The Health Sciences major is for students like you — those who plan to pursue graduate study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant education, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy , or athletic training. Guilford has also had students go on to Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) programs after Guilford. You can learn more at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The Health Sciences major provides an individualized course of study that allows you to complete the required courses to prepare for admission to a graduate program in the health field of your choice. Faculty members work closely with you to design the most appropriate course of study for your chosen graduate program and later serve as strong mentors and advocates during the application process.

Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary major, which means it requires a second disciplinary major and an adviser in each major. Courses come from various disciplines, primarily the natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. You will also take the Health Science Seminar, a course designed to help you with the graduate school application process, from preparing your personal statement to interview tips and financial planning.

The Health Sciences major requires a minimum of 33 credit hours, 4 credits of which must be an internship in your proposed career field. It’s an invaluable experience that gives you the real-world experience necessary for a career in any health-care field.

College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Health Sciences Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; tuition, fees and financial aid information; and a message from President Jane K. Fernandes.

Majors and Minors

"The true value of Guilford for me is in the environment here. I have been encouraged by peers, faculty and staff to value myself and learn how best to find the intersection of my passions and the world's needs."

Katie Fullerton '16
Health Sciences and Religious Studies double major

The B.S. in Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary major that requires students to select courses from at least two of the following disciplines:

Guilford's related pre-professional studies programs are:

Health Sciences Department News and Events

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Passion for Public Health

Passion for Public Health

Like many students entering college, Michael Critton ’20 wasn’t sure what path was right for him.

Belong and Be You

Belong and Be You

Sarah Sedaghat ’18 is off to continue her work toward becoming a physical therapist. She has enrolled in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at East Carolina University, beginning just 10 days after graduation.

Write for the Job

Write for the Job

Stephanie Blankenship Ciarlone ’10 is a skilled neuroscientist, but what really set her apart early in her career was her writing skills! Skills she gained at Guilford.

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