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Biology / Biochemistry Concentration
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The optional Biochemistry concentration for Biology students works for those interested in a broad-based biology/chemistry curriculum whose flexible design allows students to create a customized major that fits their own unique interests. At Husson, the biochemistry concentration increases student understanding of fundamental and advanced biological and chemical processes. The Biology degree with a concentration in Biochemistry also positions successful graduates for careers or graduate school.

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Biology
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

This program is ideal for students interested in biological science or research careers. The program’s flexible design allows students to create a customized curriculum tailored to their own unique interests. The degree includes courses that focus on biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal and population levels. The Biology program prepares students for successful admission into postgraduate programs in biology or for a range of careers in the life sciences. Students receive highly individualized attention as they increase their understanding of fundamental and advanced biological principles. All biology majors must complete a research project in their senior year that requires original experimentation. Students have the option of completing a biology degree with a concentration in Biochemistry or Environmental Science.

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Certificate in Applied Mental Health
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
The eight required courses make up the required and approved courses that meet the updated standards for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community) certification.
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Certificate in Elementary Education
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare individuals who already possess a Bachelor's degree for K-8 Pathways II Teaching Certification. You'll learn about and apply best instructional practices for all major academic areas, including reading and language arts, math, science and social studies. You'll take a culminating seminar in conjunction with a semester-long student-teaching placement.

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Certificate in Secondary Education
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare individuals who already possess a Bachelor's degree for Grades 7-12 Pathways II Teaching Certification. You'll learn about and apply best instructional practices for secondary-level disciplines.

  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Life Science
  • Secondary Physical Science
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MS – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) – 63 Credits

This CACREP accredited program prepares professionals for national certification and state licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Students take courses in individual and group counseling; theories; ethics clinical practice; as well as social and cultural competency. They also study diagnosis and treatment planning; addictions; crisis intervention and research applications. Field experience includes a 100-hour practicum and 900-hour internship in a clinical counseling setting.

The course sequence and content are guided by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the licensing requirements of the State of Maine.

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Elementary Education
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

At Husson University, the Elementary Education program is designed to prepare individuals for elementary and middle school (K-6) teaching certification. Throughout the coursework and classroom experiences, students learn and apply best practices for all major academic areas, including reading, math, science, and social studies. The program is comprised of a combination of professional education and liberal arts coursework. In addition, the program integrates substantial experiential learning through clinical, practicum, and student teaching placements in a variety of classrooms. Husson has developed the Elementary Education curriculum sequence to support the requirements of both the PRAXIS CORE and PRAXIS II examinations. The program has been approved by the Maine State Department of Education and incorporates Maine’s Teaching Standards and the Maine Learning Results.

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English
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The English major at Husson University provides students with the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that are essential for success in a range of fields, including law, education, and business. Studies show that most CEOs explicity look to hire college graduates who have the skills students focus on as English majors. By mid-career, English majors earn more than psychology majors and the same as nurses. Personal attention from dedicated and Ph.D.-level faculty in small classes defines the English major experience at Husson.

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Biology / Environmental Science Concentration
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The Biology program with a concentration in Environmental Science provides students with a strong, broad-based foundation in the natural and physical processes that affect the functioning of our planet, as well as social and political factors influencing environmental policy and management. Successful completion of the program prepares students for positions in local, state, and federal government agencies, private environmental organizations, or graduate school in scientific or policy-related environmental disciplines.

The first-year curriculum includes general education, science and math courses necessary to create a fundamental base of knowledge that will be built upon in subsequent courses.

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Exercise Science
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science prepares students for careers in healthcare, coaching, or graduate work. Graduates of exercise science programs are trained to assess, design, and implement exercise plans for groups and individuals who may be healthy or have diseases or injuries. Professionals in this field may evaluate risk factors, conduct assessments, develop appropriate fitness or treatment plans and motivate people toward healthy behaviors in a variety of settings.

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Health Science
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences prepares students for graduate study in the fields of medicine, public health, or allied health. The program gives students the flexibility to prepare for a wide range of professional careers in health and medicine as it fulfills the general requirements for entry into most graduate-level health professions programs. The curriculum includes a variety of courses in science and mathematics. This allows students to tailor their degree to support their particular area of interest. The health sciences program is also a pathway for students who want to complete a graduate degree in physical therapy or pharmacy here at Husson. 

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Healthcare Administration and Public Health
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

A critical group of professionals partner with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other caregivers to make sure healthcare organizations have strong operational, quality/safety, and financial footings in order to best serve patients, families, and communities. Healthcare leaders are essential to the success of hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, public health departments, nursing homes, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers, biotechnology companies, and research institutions, to name just a few.

The B.S. degree in Healthcare Administration & Public Health increases opportunities for students to find meaningful and well-paid professional roles in the healthcare industry. The Healthcare Administration & Public Health degree also qualifies students to pursue advanced academic studies in graduate and professional schools, including Husson University programs such as the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management and the Master’s in Occupational Therapy, as well as advanced degrees in public health. Students may also concentrate on health information systems as part of the B.S. in Healthcare Administration & Public Health.

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MS – Human Relations
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

Master of Science in Human Relations (MSHR) – 39 Credits

Students will develop skills in human development, as well as individual and group dynamics with a strong emphasis on communication skills. For the degree, students will complete 24 hours of core coursework in counseling. The remaining 15 hours are electives that may be taken from graduate programs in counseling, business, education, or criminal justice to tailor a graduate degree in human relations to the student’s area of interest. Graduates go on to work in positions in higher education, healthcare, business and banking, human resources, social services, and government.

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Liberal Studies
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree program is an Individualized Program of Study (IPS) providing a broad background in the arts and sciences and specialization in two academic areas of particular interest to the student. This allows the student an opportunity to establish a broader base in general education than is ordinarily feasible, while combining in-depth study in different academic disciplines in ways not possible under the structure of traditional academic majors.

The IPS is designed by the student with help from a three-member Advisory Committee appointed by the Program Coordinator. The Advisory Committee must formally approve the IPS at least two academic semesters prior to the expected graduation date. As part of the approval process, the Advisory Committee ensures that the IPS meets all philosophical and structural requirements of the degree.

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Master of Public Health
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

The Master of Public Health program will prepare you to be part of the solution in leading change and improving the health of populations. This program features coursework in health research methods, program planning, epidemiology, health policy and more. You’ll complete 24 credits in core coursework and 9 credits of electives to customize your degree with your career goals. An internship and capstone round out your degree to prepare you for a career in community health, health education and health services management.

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Pharmacy / Health Science
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Our accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is organized in a 2+4-year format. This means you can earn a BS in Health Sciences and a PharmD in just six years, saving time and money. In your first two years in Health Sciences, you’ll build a foundation with emphasis on biology, chemistry and math. In the professional phase, you’ll take a wide variety of pharmaceutical, socio-behavioral and clinical practice courses during the first three years. Your final professional year is dedicated to advanced clinical practice rotations. At the successful completion of the professional phase, you’ll graduate with your bachelor and doctoral degrees, and you’ll be eligible to sit for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX).

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Psychology
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

At Husson, students who choose to major in psychology may select an academic path that prepares them for entry-level employment in the growing mental health services field (“industry” sounds cold and mechanical) or for graduate study.

Working with their advisors, students may select courses to meet qualifications for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Certification) in addition to earning a B.S. in Psychology. The MHRT/C is a state-granted credential required for most entry-level mental health positions in Maine.

Alternatively, students may earn a more traditional psychology degree tailored to their own interests that prepares them for graduate study in one of many sub-fields of psychology (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, forensic psychology, sport psychology, developmental psychology, or experimental psychology).

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MS – School Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Master's

Master of Science in School Counseling (MSSC) – 60 credits

Husson University's school counseling program prepares students for certification as a professional school counselor in K-12 school settings. Students are prepared to work with children individually, in groups, and in classrooms within academic, career, college-ready, and social/emotional situations. A 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship further prepares professionals for counseling, leadership and consulting, along with school counseling program development and evaluation in schools. The M.S. in School Counseling program is CACREP accredited.

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Secondary Education
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Husson’s Secondary Education program is designed to prepare individuals for teaching in middle and high school settings, in either public or private sectors. The program integrates substantial experiential learning through clinical, practicum, and student teaching placements in a variety of classrooms. Successful secondary education teachers possess strong content expertise, knowledge of various teaching methods, and the ability to meaningfully respond to the developmental needs of adolescents. Husson has developed the curriculum sequence to support the requirements of both the PRAXIS CORE and PRAXIS II examinations. The program has been approved by the Maine State Department of Education and incorporates Maine’s Teaching Standards and the Maine Learning Results. Husson University prides itself on its high professional placement rate. While beginning teacher salaries vary nationally, career opportunities are becoming more plentiful as an increased demand for educators is projected over the next decade.

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