Pathways to professional health programs
You're interested in a professional degree in a health-focused field, but you also want to pursue academics outside of the sciences. With Lesley's health science degree, you don't have to choose. You can combine a major like psychology, history, or sociology and still gain the pre-professional preparation needed for a career in medicine and beyond. And because of a change in requirements, professional programs (like medical schools and veterinary schools) are now actively looking for students just like you.
At Lesley, you can complete all your pre-med requirements without majoring in a traditional pre-health program. As you learn to shape arguments in your English class or study theories in a psychology lecture, your pre-health advisor will help you navigate your way to a post-Lesley professional health sciences program.
Our reimagined general education curriculum will provide the foundation you’ll need to promote community, justice, and a more sustainable future by engaging you in today's social issues. As you take classes that introduce you to essential topics, your advisor will steer you on a path to your dream career. You'll leave Lesley prepared for a professional school in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, physical therapy, and more.
Designed as a compliment to another major, health science is combined with a second subject to ensure that you meet the core requirements needed by the American Association of Medical Colleges. You’ll nurture your critical thinking and analytical skills while exploring how the living world works. And the unique perspectives you develop will prepare you for success in the health sciences.
You’ll discover a new way of knowing that's anchored in the practice of promoting health. You'll gain hands-on learning in state-of-the art labs, local and regional field settings, and study abroad programs. And in internships in places like the Museum of Science, Boston Financial, New England Aquarium, Boston Consulting Group, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, you’ll build the skills needed for a successful career.