Allied Health Science
Carthage’s allied health science major combines laboratory science classes with courses essential for solving problems, working in interprofessional healthcare teams, and analyzing data — skills needed in the healthcare field. You’ll receive excellent preparation for graduate-level health care professional schools.
Beyond the Classroom
In a weekly collaboration called Grand Rounds, you’ll have the opportunity to attend physician-led workshops. These experiences assist allied health science majors with inter-professional communication skills and to keep up to date in important evolving areas outside your core studies.
Regardless of what healthcare career path you may travel, an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion is imperative. At Carthage, you can study abroad to experience other cultures firsthand and learn about medical care in other countries. Options include a twice-yearly medical mission trip to Nicaragua, where students volunteer in rural medical clinics on the island of Ometepe.
Aspiring healthcare professionals consult frequently with faculty mentors and Aspire Center career specialists to select courses that match their abilities and goals. Carthage pre-health students can participate in activities such as interviewing and resume-building workshops.
Jump Start Experiences
Starting immediately in your first semester, you’ll get a “jump-start” toward the healthcare profession through faculty-led workshops, clinical case presentations, and other mentor-guided activities. Build confidence and get an insider’s view of healthcare professions.
According to PayScale, the average salary for a U.S. worker with a bachelor’s degree in health science is $63,000. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in the healthcare industry will grow much faster than the average for all occupations. The federal agency expects employment growth to continue at 18 percent through 2026. This will result in 2.4 million new jobs in healthcare, including allied health care.
Special Academic Options
3+2 Master of Athletic Training
Allied health science majors have the option of participating in Carthage’s 3+2 Master of Athletic Training program. Complete your first three years as an allied health science major, and upon acceptance into the master’s program, complete the graduate-level courses over two years. You’d graduate with a bachelor’s in allied health science and a master’s in athletic training in just five years.
4+1 Master of Public Health
Carthage students may enroll in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online graduate public health program prior to graduation from Carthage. Up to 15 credits of this graduate work may count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduation from Carthage, these students continue as graduate students at MCW for approximately one additional year until they complete the Master of Public Health program.