Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

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Do great work in the Health Sciences at Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College offers more than 10 science programs that students interested in health and medicine can pursue. In fact, our distinctive Health Sciences academic program integrates the study of biology, chemistry, and physics with a focus on the science of the human body in both wellness and disease. The Health Sciences major is excellent preparation for a career in medicine, dentistry, physician assistantship, nursing, physical therapy, public health, and more. Internship opportunities and independent research are valuable for graduate school admission, and the Health Sciences faculty will assist you in securing a clinical experience for your senior capstone requirement.

More than half of our students conduct research before they graduate. The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute (X-SIG)—a community of scholars created to help students answer science’s most pressing questions—prepares students to become research ready, research active, and research connected. Students have the opportunity to work with distinguished professors to investigate cutting-edge developments and share their findings in scholarly journals and at professional conferences. Students who take part in research have earned Rhodes, Marshall, and Goldwater Scholarships; Fulbright Grants and Teaching Assistantships; and National Science Foundation Fellowships, as well as other awards.

Gettysburg students complete hands-on research with innovative equipment located in the Science Center, McCreary Hall, and Masters Hall. Among our most technologically advanced devices are our Anatomage Tables, which allow virtual dissection of the human body, and our new Multidisciplinary Imaging Suite, which includes an atomic force microscope. Health Sciences majors also conduct research in our specialized labs, including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab, the Neuromuscular Physiology Lab, the Molecular Physiology Lab, and the Integrative Physiology Lab.

We offer a four-year advising program for students interested in health professions careers. From finding health-related experiences like internships, externships, and job shadowing to filling out your application for medical or graduate school, our advisors help Gettysburgians achieve their goals.


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Ranked #27 among liberal arts institutions for early- and mid-career salaries of alumni | PayScale’s College Salary Report 

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Recognized among Colleges That Create Futures and "Best Value Colleges" | The Princeton Review

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Ranked #35 for "Best Undergraduate Teaching | U.S. News & World Report

Gettysburg Facts and Figures

• Located in the world-famous, historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—80 minutes from DC, 60 minutes from Baltimore, and 45 minutes from Harrisburg
• 2,600 undergraduate students from nearly 40 states and almost 40 countries
• 65+ majors, minors, and academic programs
• 9:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 17 students
• 80% of students completing at least one internship prior to graduation
• Nearly 60% of students studying off campus for a semester or longer
• 98% of students employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation

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