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What You Need To Know About Siena's New Health Studies Major

Posted By Allison Turcio | April 28, 2017

Great news! Siena has just added health studies to its menu of majors. Curious about it? Here are a few FAQs. 

Why did you decide to add a health studies major?

We can't deny the growing interest from current and potential students: it’s time for a full-fledged health studies major at Siena. Serving others, after all, is at the core of the Franciscan tradition. So, after two years of planning, the new major is going to be available beginning this fall for returning students and entering freshmen, and it'll lead to a bachelor of arts degree. 

What makes Siena's health studies major unique among similar programs at other colleges?

Our major features three tracks of study:

  • health administration
  • health sciences
  • health policy

Students will be required to study at least one of the three areas in depth, and will receive an overview of the healthcare system and critical public health issues.

Where will it be housed among Siena's three schools?

This is the first major at Siena that is truly interdisciplinary among our three schools. The full program will be housed in the School of Liberal Arts, since the majority of its courses will be offered by this school, but the School of Science and the School of Business will also host a track of the major. Health administration will be part of the School of Business; health sciences will be part of the School of Science; and health policy will be part of the School of Liberal Arts.

Are there a lot of job opportunities in health care?

Definitely. The current job and market trends suggest there will be higher and higher demand for people with degrees like this one. (Which is why we've made it available!) 

Students in the administration track can pursue careers in the management of health care facilities, wellness centers, and clinics; human resources; home care case management, and more. Students in the policy track can prepare for careers in public policy or law-related to healthcare. Another option after graduating from one of these tracks is to pursue a master’s degree in business administration, public health or public administration. 

Sound interesting? Get in touch! 

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