Health Care Majors and Programs

Preparing for Careers in Health Related Fields

Employment Outlook

Health care is the largest industry in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it will generate more than three million new jobs by 2016. Northeast Ohio employs more than 230,000 professionals in major medical research facilities, hospitals, other provider organizations and biotech companies.

Academic Preparation

Baldwin Wallace University offers many programs that prepare students to become a part of this dynamic industry. The University's liberal arts core teaches students to master the skills of communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Specialized courses provide the knowledge required for professional success and/or graduate or professional education.

Experiential Learning

BW's proximity to Cleveland offers students ample opportunities for experiences and internships with medical facilities, professional sports teams and biotech firms. Students can also conduct professional-level research through faculty-student collaborations.

  • Standout Experience

    Located in Northeast Ohio, a nationally recognized center for the health care industry, BW offers exceptional clinical and internship opportunities. Brittany Smith '16 assesses blood pressure as an intern at the Westfield Insurance Corporate Wellness Program.

  • Individual Attention

    Mentoring relationships enable you to collaborate with leading professionals in your field. Faculty mentor Lalene DyShere Kay meets with music therapy major Ann Marie Kulbis '17 as she develops an adaptive music therapy curriculum for students with autism.

  • Undergraduate Research

    BW offers all undergraduate students opportunities to engage in research alongside a faculty mentor. Research is an excellent way to bolster graduate school applications. Joe Luchsinger '13 is currently M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 

  • Comprehensive and Practical 

    BW graduate programs blend academic rigor and clinical practice, preparing graduates for employment in diverse settings. McKenzie Marson '18, speech-language pathology student, gains valuable clinical experience in the BW Speech Clinic.