Ignite Your Future as a Health Professional
It's an exciting time to pursue a career in healthcare. Technological advances and groundbreaking research give healthcare professionals more ways to treat their patients effectively and compassionately. If you already envision your future in the field, a Clarkson University education can help you get there. You will gain the rigorous academic background needed to apply to advanced degrees in healthcare or fast-track admission to some of our most competitive programs.
Why Study Pre-Health Sciences at Clarkson?
Our goal is to help you achieve your dreams in the healthcare career of your choice. You will be assigned a pre-health student advisor before you arrive on campus who will help you navigate the prerequisites for advanced degrees. They will also help you find the resources you need to boost your résumé, like research opportunities and high-quality internships.
You will find this same kind of personalized attention in our small class sizes. Our world-class faculty offer mentorship and guidance in their specializations. With state-of-the-art facilities, like Clarkson's cadaver lab, you will gain hands-on experience that is usually reserved for graduate students in other institutions.
Students can also take part in the Clarkson Trudeau Biomedical Scholars Semester Program, an intensive semester-long living-and-learning experience, and a separate summer research program. Both take place at the renowned Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake.
Our robust list of majors and minors will give you a strong foundation and let you explore different options in healthcare. We offer Direct Entry admissions to our programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant studies. We also have partnerships with graduate programs in other institutions that can accelerate your career. Over 90 percent of Clarkson pre-health students in a given senior year end up working in clinical health. Whatever your path may be, you will graduate prepared for the future.
What You’ll Learn
We currently offer pre-health sciences tracks in: