While bachelor’s programs are common across emergency services and disaster management, an undergraduate program that offers a global focus supported by applied science coursework provides a unique option for civil affairs medics seeking to build on their existing academic, military, and training experiences. Civilians and other military personnel are encouraged to apply if they have international health care experience.
Athletic trainers are unique health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
As one of the natural science departments in GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, biological sciences explores the science of life, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Faculty members are engaged in research on campus and around the world, regularly collaborating with other leading researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Students engage in cutting-edge research alongside expert faculty and graduate students studying problems of critical importance to our world. Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, GW’s chemistry program provides a hands-on approach to modern laboratory practices and instrumentation supported by a balanced introduction to the basic divisions of chemistry that emphasizes problem-solving skills.
GW is proud to partner with the U.S. Navy to tailor an academic program that allows Independent Duty Corpsman to enhance their medical care skills and be eligible for promotion.
GW’s Clinical Management and Leadership program is aimed at health sciences professionals such as nurses, laboratory technicians, therapists and radiographers. It provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain clinical management and leadership positions within clinical and health care organizations.
This field continues to evolve. New discoveries and practices open career opportunities in the development of products—including drugs, devices, biologics and vaccines—and treatments to improve patient health.
GW contracts with the Army Medical Department Center and School to provide educational services for the Interservice Cytotechnology Program. The program educates military personnel on the science of human cells.
This program prepares EMS providers for leadership roles as initial supervisors, mid-level managers and administrators, encompassing emergency preparedness, incident management, deployment, disaster response, special operations, injury prevention and homeland security.
GW’s program offers outstanding educational and professional opportunities. We prepare undergraduates to become skilled in the basic exercise and/or nutritional sciences in order for them to practice these skills in a laboratory-, clinic-, school-, or community-based environment.
Entry-level military personnel are eligible to earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree after successfully completing the 60-hour health science laboratory certificate program through our contract with the U.S. Army or Navy.
One of the most hands-on majors at GW, the human services program helps students become effective leaders to serve people and communities in need. Building upon empathy and commitment to social justice, students actively engage in mentoring, community-based research and service projects. The program is one of the social and behavioral sciences disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
Service members often find the prospect of college education daunting, but hospital corpsmen who have completed “C” school may be surprised to discover they are already well on their way.
Bachelors’ degrees provide students with broad-based knowledge in clinical and basic sciences so they may immediately enter the field as laboratory scientists providing health care research and support.
GW partnered with Shenandoah University’s (SU) Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy to design a program that facilitates real-world experiences in drug development, genomics, pharmacology, toxicology, and drug policy. Students experience an exciting lab-based curriculum—both in class and online.
Psychology is one of the most popular majors at GW and the second largest undergraduate program in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. As part of the social and behavioral sciences division within the school, students are exposed to basic psychological theory. They develop research skills and learn how to approach issues within communities and societies.
GW is one of only a handful of schools that offers the full array of public health opportunities for our students; you can major or minor in Public Health, or take advantage of our five-year BS/MPH dual-degree program. Of course, all students may take Public Health classes even if you are not enrolled in one of our programs. Students must apply to our programs.
Whether learning about communication sciences or the relationship between language and society, students studying speech and hearing sciences at GW receive in-depth knowledge of all aspects of communication. As part of the social and behavioral sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the program provides deep knowledge of language and communication, including the consequences of speech and hearing challenges on individuals and society and the treatment of communication impairments.