Health Professions and Medical Sciences

Today’s health care professionals are required to be knowledgeable in more areas than ever before – they need to be proficient in their chosen field, committed to helping others, and driven to take on the unique challenges facing modern health care delivery. By providing comprehensive instruction, hands-on undergraduate research experiences, and practical clinical and internship placements, you’ll be ready to make a positive impact on patient care, the analysis of health care data, and to improving the health care system.

The biochemistry major focuses on the chemistry of living things to prepare you to address current challenges facing the chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, forensic, and biotechnological fields. 

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Biology and computing combine to analyze big data collected by the health industry to discover, diagnose, and treat a wide range of medical conditions.

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Explore the unique combination of biotechnology, programming, and computational mathematics to combat illness and create novel technologies for industry.

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Building on recent advances in the molecular, cellular, and ecological disciplines, modern biology offers a rich framework that can launch your career or propel you to graduate school.

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Develop an integrative understanding of the human body as the foundation for hands-on research experience, to pursue medical or dental school, or continue graduate study in a variety of health care fields or research positions in biomedical science.

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Harness technology advancements and biomolecular processes to research and develop technologies in genetics, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and vaccine development, environment and energy, forensic science, genetic counseling, and more to improve human health.

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Examine and identify the body for abnormalities and diseases in real time using skills that can be applied in a range of health care settings.

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Dive deeper into the different disciplines of sonography – including abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, small parts examination, and much more – as you further your understanding of ultrasound technology.


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Work with people of all ages, cultures, and economic means to apply nutritional science to help their clients address health, nutritional, and wellness needs.

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Develop an expertise in examining the heart using ultrasound technology as you gain the skills necessary to excel in this exciting health care field.

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Scientifically address issues of health and fitness by focusing on how people can recover from the unhealthy effects of chronic lifestyle diseases and on training athletes to extend and expand their performance.

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Immediately join the workforce as a fitness professional while giving yourself a deeper understanding of the human body and its respective functions.

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The associate in science (AS) degree in general science is designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are close to, but not fully ready for, direct entry into a bachelor’s-level program in the sciences. The degree is a pathway for completing the course work taken during the first two years of a BS degree program in RIT's College of Science or RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

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Gain the finance and management skills needed to advance your career in the health care industry.

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The MS degree in health care interpretation is designed to meet the demand for nationally-certified sign language interpreters who wish to work in health care environments.

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Demand is high for professionals who are well versed in applying computing and information technology solutions to the management of health care information and patient data.

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Learn the fundamentals of the U.S. health care system, the organizations that delivery services, how various services are financed, and the management and leadership skills needed within these organizations to effectively serve individual patients and the larger community.

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Earn an online health care management master’s degree employers value that combines the leadership and organizational management competencies of an MBA with the specialized skills required to manage within an intricate health care industry.

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Combining art and science to create anatomical and surgical sketches for instructional illustrations, courtroom exhibitions, computer graphics, and more—all to aid the understanding of medical and health conditions.

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Collaborating with scientists and physicians, medical illustrators transform complex information into visual images that are used in education, research, patient care, public relations, legal cases, and marketing efforts.

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Combining nutrition, biology, chemistry, and behavioral health to design and administer health, nutritional, and wellness programs in industries and settings as diverse as athletics, hospitality, education, and federal nutrition programs.

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Provide diagnostic and therapeutic patient care by eliciting medical histories, conducting physical examinations, diagnosing illnesses, determining treatment, providing medical advice, and much more.

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