Outcomes for Students
This Bachelor's Degree will prepare students to pursue advanced degrees in the health professions and matriculation in professional schools in Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry and in other health sciences institutions.
Some of the opportunities available to students in the Life Sciences major are:
Internship Opportunities – Students will find assistance in the identification and application for internship and volunteer opportunities that provide direct contact with the health care system. Independent study and research opportunities are also available through the faculty in the Department and the College, offering a first-hand experience of the process of scientific discovery.
Development of Strong Ethical and Leadership Qualities – A superior academic background must be complemented by personal qualifications and accomplishments that predict success in the health professions. A health professional needs to demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to work with people in a variety of circumstances. In accordance with Drew’s mission, the Life Sciences program fosters and develops strong ethical values in students through leadership training and service to the community.
Preparation for Graduate and Professional School – The Life Sciences major is designed to prepare students for post-baccalaureate programs in various areas of medicine and biomedical research. Professional advisors guide students through the entire process of preparing for a career in the health professions. They advise on course selection, finding internships and health-related experiences, and preparing for standardized tests, assisting in all phases of the application process. The advisors also prepare composite letters of evaluation of applicants and arrange for mock interviews for students prior to those at professional schools.
Individualized Attention – Students will have the opportunity to work closely with professors and researchers in a small class environment. Students will also have ample opportunities to:
- Interact with academic counselors and departmental staff,
- Advance communication skills through special workshops,
- Work closely with Financial Aid professionals, and
- Receive personalized academic advisory and career exploration assistance.