Students want to be setup for success after college. No one enjoys the fear of the unknown and, after four years of undergraduate study, students want to be ready to impact the world in whatever profession most interests them. For many, the most interesting profession remains the medical field, as students see (and experience for themselves) the aid that doctors and nurses bring and want to do the same for others. At Christendom, it’s now possible to get some of the necessary prerequisites for medical school out of the way due to a bevy of new science courses, making the path to medical success easier than ever.
Christendom’s mathematics and natural science department has expanded considerably over the past few years, especially with the creation of the mathematics major in 2014. Today, the college now offers Physics I & II, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Intro to Biology and Microbiology, 300-level Probability and Statistics, and Rational Psychology.
For those looking to enter the medical field post-graduation, this is very welcome news, since these classes are needed to gain admittance to top medical programs. In the past, students interested in becoming a doctor or a nurse often took online courses while at Christendom, or had to take the courses over the summer or after graduation. Now, they can get this important coursework out of the way, all without leaving campus, and for no additional cost.
Christendom boasts a traditional, Catholic liberal arts education that has been helping prepare students for successful careers for 40 years. Pundits, however, have argued that a liberal arts education is not conducive to a future in certain careers, including the medical field. Christendom disagrees, and it has the alumni to prove it, with successful doctors, surgeons, and nurses all coming from the school.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): “As you select a college remember that just as in high school, a good liberal arts education is a key ingredient to becoming a physician. You’ll need a strong foundation in mathematics and the sciences that relate most to medicine: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. But it’s important for your college experience to be broad. Taking courses in the humanities or liberal arts will help you prepare for the ‘people’ side of medicine.”
Students can do anything with a Christendom liberal arts education. Now, students who want to go into the medical field can get a head start, all without sacrificing the important formation that comes from the Catholic liberal arts.