The Health Science major is a pre-professional program designed to provide students with the appropriate background and preparation for entry into graduate and professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, physician assistant, and social work. The major is also designed for students who are seeking a general preparation for positions in health promotion, health administration, and community-based public health.

Job Titles

ManagerPharmaceutical Representative
Community Health AdvocatePublic Health Professor*
Community Health WorkerPublic Health Program Coordinator
Epidemiologist*Public Health Policy Analyst*
Health EducatorRegistered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner*
Healthcare Administrator Wellness Coordinator

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their field of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note that they may not currently have positions posted.
 ALCIMEDNat’l Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality
 Dana Farber Cancer Institute Patients Like Me
 Harvard School of Public Health UMASS Medical School


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:
Community HealthHigher Education
Government: local, state, federalInternational Health

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:

  • Global Public Health Intern
  • Industrial Hygiene Intern
  • Investigative Toxicology Intern
  • Policy and Research Intern
  • Program Development Intern
  • Public Health Intern
  • Research Intern

Use, or other internship sites to search for openings.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Careers in Non-Profit 1

Careers in Non-Profit 2

Careers in Non-Profit 3

Careers in Non-Profit 4

Careers in Non-Profit 5

Careers in Non-Profit 6

Careers In Public Administration

Careers in Public Health, Part 1

Careers in Public Health, Part 2

Careers in Public Health 1

Careers in Public Health 2

Careers in Public Health 3

Careers in Public Health 4

Careers in Public Health 5

Using Your Science Degree in Business

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

Boston Health Initiative at Northeastern University



Partners in Health Exchange

Health Disparities Student Collaborative

Innovators for Global Health

Pre-Physician Assistant

*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

American Public Health Association

The Health and Science Communications Association

International Union for Health Promotion

National Health Association

Society for Public Health Education

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

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