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Biology/Biochemistry Concentration A
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Biology/Biochemistry Concentration

Biology/Biochemistry Concentration

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

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Westbrook
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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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Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program with a concentration in biochemistry at Husson are interested in biosciences, chemistry and the potential of new scientific discoveries to revolutionize our world. There are many job opportunities for individuals who have completed a biology degree with a biochemistry concentration, including work in federal government labs, state and local government labs, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, cosmetic manufacturers, and chemical and petroleum industries. 

Biology A
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Biology

Biology

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Presque Isle
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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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Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program at Husson care about their world and the people who populate it. They are interested in biosciences and the potential of new scientific discoveries to revolutionize our daily lives. These successful students are individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to education and love learning.

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Data Analytics A
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Data Analytics

Data Analytics

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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The undergraduate degree in data analytics prepares students to analyze and interpret information. This information helps organizations better serve clients, customers, and the public. Students build upon a foundation in mathematics and statistics to focus on biostatistics, computational analytics, or business analytics. Students completing the B.S. degree are prepared to enter professions using data analytics, or pursue graduate education in statistics, mathematical modeling, or more advanced analytical techniques such as data science. 

Students in data analytics use tools from computer science, mathematics, and statistics to collect, organize, and analyze material in order to discover meaningful trends and patterns in information. They then interpret and communicate what they’ve learned in order to make the best possible choices for their organizations. 

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Data analytics applies to a wide range of fields—business and finance, energy, the environment, healthcare, logistics, and security. Since this degree can be applied to a wide variety of careers, the job outlook varies. Compensation also varies. Data analytics expertise can be applied to jobs with average salaries ranging from $60,000 to six-figure annual incomes.

Elementary Education A
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Elementary Education

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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At Husson University, the Elementary Education program is designed to prepare individuals for elementary and middle school (K-8) 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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Elementary Education program graduates may choose to teach in the private or public school classrooms. Middle school instruction may focus upon one academic subject area, drawing upon the teacher’s area of concentration. 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.

English A
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English

English

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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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 A
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Biology/Environmental Science Concentration

Biology/Environmental Science Concentration

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

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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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Students who graduate with a Biology degree with a concentration in Environmental Science are in high demand, making this a great time to explore environmental work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of environmental science and protection technicians is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022 – faster than the average for all occupations. This program is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a policy writer, consultant, developer, conservationist, educator or ecologist.

Exercise Science A
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Exercise Science

Exercise Science

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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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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Often, graduates of exercise science programs go on to medical school or other postgraduate professional medical programs. Individuals completing this program are qualified to become fitness trainers and instructors. They earned $36,100 per year on average in 2015. The career field is expected to grow approximately eight percent between now and 2024.

Health Science A
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Health Science, pre-pharmacy, pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental

Health Science

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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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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The Pre-Pharmacy Program Option
Students interested in a pre-pharmacy curriculum are offered admission to the health sciences degree program. Qualified students in this pre-professional track may apply to the Husson School of Pharmacy during their second year of study at the university for third-year entry into the professional phase. Husson students are guaranteed admission to the professional pharmacy program if they meet all the relevant criteria. The first two years include four semesters each of chemistry and biology, two of math, one of economics, and six general education courses. Pre-pharmacy faculty advisors work closely with students and the director of graduate admissions to ensure a smooth application process for the Doctorate of Pharmacy program.

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Healthcare Administration & Public Health

Healthcare Administration & Public Health

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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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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Those seeking to advance in healthcare leadership will often find many promotion opportunities that may result in earning annual incomes between $50,000 and $100,000, depending on the type and size of the organization they work for*. According to Salary.com, senior level careerists in healthcare leadership, (after about 20 years) earn, on average in excess of $150,000 per year**.
Liberal Studies A
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Liberal Studies

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

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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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Psychology A
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Psychology

Psychology

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

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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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A diverse set of talents and abilities is required for a career in the field of psychology, regardless of the area of specialization. Quantitative and research capabilities are important, as well as an ability to work independently and to be creative. Successful psychology majors enjoy variety and diversity, and they have excellent communication and social skills.

Secondary Education A
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Secondary Education, Elementary Teacher, Teacher

Secondary Education

College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Bangor
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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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There are three concentrations available for the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.

  • English, where students learn and apply best practices for instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Physical Science, which prepares graduates to be certified to teach physics and chemistry.
  • Life Science Life Science teachers help students understand the structure and function of living organisms and their relationships to each other and the environment. This includes microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

College of Science & Humanities
Master's

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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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The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program combines preparation for certification and licensure with rich practice experiences for those seeking national certification and state licensure as a clinical Professional Counselor (Maine: LCPC) or Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).

Human Relations A
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Human Relations

Human Relations

College of Science & Humanities
Master's

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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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School Counseling A
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Human Relations

School Counseling

College of Science & Humanities
Master's

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Presque Isle
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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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Certificate in Data Analytics

College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

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The undergraduate and graduate certificate in Data Analytics is about using various forms of information to make decisions. Students from many different degree programs or careers strengthen their analytical skills through this program. Upon completing the certificate in data analytics, you’ll have several hands-on experiences with using analytics in real-world settings culminating in an extensive project.

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