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Animal Assisted Therapy - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

Through this undergraduate certificate program, you’ll learn to integrate companion animals safely and ethically into a variety of therapeutic treatment settings. Over your course of study, you’ll create an animal-assisted therapy manual that is tailored to your professional needs.

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Applied Mental Health - Certificate
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.

To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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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.



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. 

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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.



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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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.



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.

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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.



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).

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

Through this undergraduate certificate program, you will reexamine the ways society and institutions unwittingly support and reinforce ideologies that may not leave room for diversity, equity and inclusion. Upon completion, you’ll have the skills and knowledge necessary to help create an inclusive work culture.

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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-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.



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.

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Elementary Education - Certificate
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.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

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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.



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.

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Health Sciences
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences prepares students for graduate study in professional health fields including physician's assistant, veterinary medicine and optometry. The program gives students the flexibility to prepare for a wide range of health-focused careers as it fulfills the general requirements for entry into most graduate-level health professional programs. 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. 

Pre-Pharmacy
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. 

Pre-Medicine
Students interested in preparing for admission to medical school may wish to explore the Pre-Medicine program.

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

As our healthcare system grows, the demand for healthcare administrators is also increasing. Through our fully online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Public Health, you’ll prepare for a career in areas such as healthcare management, marketing, research, quality improvement, public health and public policy. You’ll learn the important social, cultural, and demographic factors that impact the structure of our healthcare system. You’ll learn to apply your specialized knowledge to ensure that health organizations have strong operational, quality/safety, and financial footings to best serve patients, families and communities.

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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's in Occupational Therapy, or the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management, 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.



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**.
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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 Sciences
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).



Pharmacists are increasingly becoming vital members of the healthcare team. They recommend, manage and improve patient compliance with medication for acute and chronic disease states. They provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings and offer immunizations. They also educate other health professionals about the impact of medications on an individual’s physical and cognitive function – and contribute to the improved health, wellness, and safety of the patients they serve.

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Counseling - Post Master's Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling is a post-master’s option designed to offer professional development opportunities for those with master’s degrees in counseling or a related field. This program offers enrichment and advanced skills for counselors, as well as a post-master’s pathway to fulfill the requirements of clinical counselor licensure or school counselor certification.

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Pre-Medicine
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine degree program will help you prepare for medical school, with a curriculum that includes courses most medical schools require. You’ll build a strong foundation by studying sciences such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, genetics and more. You can also tailor your degree to your interests through pre-medicine electives, with options such as nutrition, epidemiology, public health, prevention and management of chronic diseases. By successfully completing these degree requirements, you’ll be ready to take the next step and apply to medical school.

The Pre-Medicine program is intended to prepare students for admission to medical school. If you are interested in another health professional program, such as physician's assistant or veterinary school, explore our Health Sciences program.

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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).



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.

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Psychology / Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor'sMaster's

Bachelor of Science in Psychology – 120 Credits
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) – 63 Credits

Empower people to reach their mental health, wellness and career goals through counseling. In Husson’s Bridge program, you’ll earn two degrees in 6 – 7 years: a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Through this rigorous program, you’ll receive an experiential education with a strong academic foundation that will prepare you for national certification and state licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Your courses will include individual and group counseling, theories, ethics clinical practice, as well as social and cultural competency.

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Psychology - Online
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor's

Through the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, you’ll develop a diverse set of skills and abilities that will make you a desirable employee in a variety of settings. Successful psychology students learn to predict and understand behavior, use and interpret data, manage difficult situations, communicate effectively and succeed in high-stress environments. Our Psychology program provides the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests and goals to prepare for a variety of career paths, such as clinical or counseling psychology, forensic, sport, development or experimental psychology.

In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, through this program you can work with your advisor to select courses to meet qualifications for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community) certification, a credential necessary for employment in entry-level mental health positions at agencies throughout the state of Maine.  

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Psychology / School Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Bachelor'sMaster's

Bachelor of Science in Psychology – 120 Credits
Master of Science in School Counseling (MSSC) – 60 Credits

As a school counselor, you can make a positive difference in students’ lives by helping them with career and college development, academic development and with social and emotional skills. In this streamlined program, you’ll earn two degrees in 6 – 7 years if attending full time: a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in School Counseling.

As you progress through your Psychology program, you can select courses to meet qualifications for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community) certification in addition to earning a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation with your master’s degree, you’ll be eligible for certification as a PK-12 school counselor from the Maine Department of Education. (See requirements in other states for licensure or certification as a school counselor). The MS in School Counseling program is CACREP accredited and thereby meets national accreditation requirements

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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.



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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Secondary Education - Certificate
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


To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

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Animal Assisted Therapy - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
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Applied Mental Health - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
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Biology / Biochemistry Concentration
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Biology
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Biology / Environmental Science Concentration
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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MS – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Master's
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
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Elementary Education
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Elementary Education - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
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Exercise Science
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Health Sciences
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Healthcare Administration and Public Health - Online
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Healthcare Administration and Public Health
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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MS – Human Relations
College of Science & Humanities
Master's
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Liberal Studies
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Master of Public Health
College of Science & Humanities
Master's
Online
Pharmacy / Health Sciences
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Counseling - Post Master's Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
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Pre-Medicine
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Psychology
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Psychology / Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
BS, Master's
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Psychology - Online
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Psychology / School Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
BS, Master's
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MS – School Counseling
College of Science & Humanities
Master's
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Secondary Education
College of Science & Humanities
BS
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Secondary Education - Certificate
College of Science & Humanities
Certificate
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