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New Health Care Degrees in Health Sciences, Health Professions Offered at GCU


Georgian Court Offers Two New Health Care Degrees to Meet Market Demands

Degrees in health sciences and health profession studies are among the newest offerings available to undergraduate students this fall at Georgian Court University.

The new health care degrees, a B.S. in Health Sciences and a B.A. in Health Profession Studies, will launch at the university’s historic Lakewood campus in September 2018. They will expand to the university’s GCU@Hazlet location in early 2019.

New Health Care Degrees Address Market Demand

“The demand for health care education is undeniable,” said GCU President Joseph R. Marbach, noting the significant growth the university continues to see in existing majors like nursing and exercise science, wellness, and sports.

“Nationally, health-related jobs are growing faster than all other sectors and part of our job, as a university, is to make sure employers have the talent they need, whether that is in hospitals, pharmacies and laboratories, or in community clinics and corporate wellness centers.”

Two Degrees, One Goal

There are distinct differences between the two degrees, but each mirrors GCU’s goal of launching new programs directly related to market demand.

For example, the B.S. in Health Sciences prepares students for further study and professional training. Graduates may ultimately work in fields like medical imaging, clinical laboratory science, genetic counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and so much more.

“This is an excellent option for those science-savvy students who want to be pre-med, pre-physical therapy, or pre-physician assistant,” said Justin G. Roy, vice president for enrollment at GCU.

The new health profession studies program, meanwhile, is perfect for students who like multiple aspects of health care.

“The B.A. in Health Profession Studies is flexible and offers broad options for pursuing jobs such as patient care assistant, patient care coordinator, hospital or medical office manager, patient advocate, patient navigator, and many other roles,” Mr. Roy explained. “Georgian Court is meeting students, and the employer market for well-prepared talent, where they are.”

Prospective students interested in either program can apply now for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 admission. For information, visit or call 732-987-2700.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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