Dominican University offers excellent preparation for careers in the health sciences. The strength of the Dominican University curriculum has led to partnerships with leaders in health career education at Rush Oak Park Hospital, Rush University, and Midwestern University.
Preparation for health-related careers begins with a thorough grounding in basic science. Students typically take courses in biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and physics. Depending on their future career path, health sciences students may also take microbiology, genetics, organic chemistry, biochemistry or biophysics, as well as psychology.
Dominican University offers a unique internship opportunity with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Under the direction of the medical staff, the student may explore many opportunities in the health care field, including firsthand observations of surgery and other medical procedures.
Other Allied Health Fields
Under the direction of the health career advisor, students may also prepare for admission to programs such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and physician’s assistant.
For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the biological science department.