Health Sciences

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About the Health Sciences Department

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There is no better place to study health science than in a multicultural, urban setting like NJCU. Today’s health science leaders are the vanguards for eliminating health disparities and creating equitable access to health care. Our Health Science Department will turn your passion for health sciences into knowledge, experience and a career that will changes lives for the better.


Upcoming Events

Maternal & Child Mortality in NJ Awareness and Advocacy Fair
Community Mental Health Summit / Mental Health First Aid Class
Cannabis Awareness & Education Panel
How to Advocate for Health and Health Policy

Healthcare and Medical Program Options

Our programs build a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge, and then apply that theory to real-world practice. Research, case studies, site visits, internships and other activities make for an educational environment that caters to all types of learning styles. With bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs, NJCU’s Health Sciences Department offers educational opportunities for future health sciences professionals and for those looking to augment an already successful career.

Health Sciences Department faculty is student-centered and committed to preparing the next generation for the complex health issues facing our diverse society today. They focus on developing students into critical thinkers, effective communicators and problem solvers who are ready for today’s complex health care world.

Alumni of the Health Sciences Department can go on to become counselors, public health advocates, researchers, administrators and more. Some work in traditional health care settings like hospitals and health centers, while others choose government and nonprofit agencies, health insurance companies and schools. A health sciences education is an open door on today’s job market for someone who truly wants to make a difference.

The Health Sciences Department offers the following undergraduate programs:

We offer the following graduate degree and certificate programs:


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Contact Us

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Erin O’Neill, Chair
Professional Studies Building, Room 219
(201) 200-2420

Sharon Merchan, Administrative Assistant
(201) 200-3431