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Allied Health and Health Sciences Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The College or School in which you are studying will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in an allied health or health sciences major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major, you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some allied health and health sciences majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate's degrees can also have majors, for instance a Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS). Certificate programs do not have majors as such. Rather, they carry a designation (for instance a Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging) which is much more specific than a degree title. Often, students in a community college or career college program--sometimes all the students in the department--will take a common set of core foundational courses in the first year (or term, in the case of shorter programs) which then enables them to pursue a specialized area of study. But generally, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

 
Florida Career College
Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assistant Technician (10-Month diploma program)

 
Institute of Technology
You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Billing and Office Administration
  • Professional Medical Assistant

 
UEI College
At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Billing & Insurance Coding (10-Month Diploma Program)

 
Platt College Oklahoma
Pursue your education with Platt College (Oklahoma).
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy

 
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
Get hands-on training with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assisting

 
Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding

 
Stevens-Henager

 The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

 

Congratulations! Your interest in Stevens-Henager College is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs Offered:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)

 
South College

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs Offered:
  • BS Health Science
  • AS Health Science
  • CERT Medical Assisting
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CollegeAmerica
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Programs Offered:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)

 
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