Sunday, February 5, 2017

Three new options in Health Science!

The Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences is pleased to announce that three new options in the Health Sciences major have been recently approved.  The new options are  in pre-pharmacy, medical genomics and counseling, and pre-accelerated 2nd degree nursing. The pre-pharmacy option is designed for students whose goal is to attend pharmacy school. Students enrolled in the medical genetics and counseling option may select coursework to complete a Medical Genomics and Counseling certificate, an excellent foundation for entering this expanding field. The pre-accelerated 2nd degree nursing program will provided students with the background needed to enter accelerated nursing programs after graduation. These are intensive programs that prepare students who have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing major with licensure as a registered nurse (RN).   There are over 250 accelerated nursing programs in the U.S that provide a fast-track to a bachelor's in nursing (BSN), typically in 11 - 18 months. There are over 70 accelerated programs that result in a master's in nursing (MSN) and generally take 3 years to complete. The Department of Nursing at Bloomsburg University offers an 18 month, accelerated nursing program that culminates in a bachelor's degree.

These three new options in the Health Science major join our existing options in pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, medical laboratory science, and health sciences general. The curricula for all options can be found at the department web page:, To learn more, please contact your academic advisor.