College Choice Names Sacred Heart in Best Health Science Degrees Ranking

News Story: August 7, 2018

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With Sacred Heart University students earning high pass rates on licensure and certification exams and getting jobs in the health-care field right after graduation, it is no surprise that SHU has earned recognition as one of 25 schools with the best health science degrees.

College Choice, a leading authority on college rankings and resources that aims to help students and their families find the best colleges to fit their interests, recently included Sacred Heart in its list of the top schools from which to receive health science degrees.

Sacred Heart students working towards their bachelor’s degree in health science pick a concentration in health care administration, public health or global health.

“We are pleased to be recognized for our health science degrees,” said Patricia Walker, dean of the College of Health Professions. “The degree is designed for students who want to pursue a health-related career, and with this ever-changing industry, it’s important now more than ever that we have well-trained professionals.”

Students pursuing careers in health care are taught to have compassion for those in need, which aligns with many of SHU’s core values. They learn to promote the common good for society and recognize the dignity and worth of every human being. With a mission so clearly devoted to giving to others, it is fitting to receive recognition for a degree program that fosters the common good.

Students who are seeking health science degrees have the opportunity to experience the health-care field hands-on through internships and/or participation in global health short-term experiences abroad. Full semester programs are also available at the SHU in Dingle, Ireland, campus or at a partner university, the University of Notre Dame in Freemantle, Western Australia. Along with the competitive curriculum and the hands-on experience, health science students are fully prepared to enter the workforce in entry level positions or move on to professional graduate programs in various health related fields.

Researchers at College Choice used tuition, reputation scores, accreditation and early career earnings to develop the ranking.