Medical and Healthcare Science Careers
Let us be your gateway to a medical healthcare professional career.
Vital healthcare professional schools require specific undergraduate requirements. As a pre-health professional student at Purdue University Calumet, you’ll be able to learn about and prepare for a career in one of the expanding fields in the healthcare arena. Health care delivery in America uses teams of professionals, and each are experts in their fields. Individuals with degrees in medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and nursing, work together in hospitals, clinics, and private enterprises. Additional healthcare professionals, including medical laboratory scientists, occupational therapists, and physician assistants are critical participants in healthcare delivery. We provide you with the education and advising you need to enter the professional school or program that best suits your talents and interests.
Let us be your gateway
Most medical and healthcare professional careers do not require that you study a specific academic major. You can enter Purdue University Calumet with a specific profession in mind, or without immediately declaring a field of specialization and be assured that you can begin course work needed by all healthcare professional programs. You are encouraged to experience the breadth and wealth of healthcare professional opportunities to find the one that best suits your talents and interests. Advisers encourage and support students in evaluating strengths and weaknesses, life goals and their intended career path. This is accomplished by individual appointments, small group sessions, and workshops. There’s time to explore your degree options while taking courses that are required for later entry into professional schools of your choice.
Be an important member of a healthcare team.
- Medicine (allopathic and osteopathic)
- Veterinary Medicine
- Physician Assistant
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
Hands-on learning and real work experience
You want the chance to perform hands-on research, gain clinical experiences, and interact with advisors who know how to guide you to make the right choices. At Purdue University Calumet you’ll have all of that and more. Experts provide experiential training and investigative research opportunities that will enable you to dig deeper into your field of interest. You’ll have exceptional opportunities to become engaged in investigative and applied research. Volunteering opportunities are plentiful with the large number of clinical sites within the Northwest Indiana and southern Chicagoland area.
Earn a degree of success
Most healthcare professional schools have specific coursework as admissions requirements, but most do not require that applicants study a specific major. Purdue University Calumet provides specialized advising for students interested in pursuing healthcare professional careers. Students are guided to incorporate pre-requisite coursework within a plan of study for a variety of Bachelor’s degree programs.
Preparation for a many careers in Medical and Healthcare Science Professions integrate readily with many majors in the College of Engineering Mathematics, and Science, or the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, including:
- Physical Science
- Interdisciplinary Engineering
- Multidisciplinary Studies
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