FAMU Ranks Tops Among HBCUs for Health Science:BestColleges.com

April 28, 2023
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FAMU Ranks Tops Among HBCUs for Health Science:BestColleges.com

Florida A&M University (FAMU) ranked first among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for health sciences majors, according to Bestcolleges.com.

The top six are FAMU, Howard University, Spelman College, Oakwood University, Tuskegee University and Lincoln University.

A health science degree prepares graduates for a variety of careers in healthcare and related fields, such as public health, healthcare management, and medical research. Health science careers include doctor, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse, registered dietitian, or health educator, physical or occupational therapist, and pharmacy sales representative or patient care advocate.

FAMU offers health science undergraduate and graduate degrees in the School of Nursing, School of Allied Health Sciences, the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Health, and the College of Science and Technology.

According to Bestcolleges.com, HBCUs with health science majors “offer supportive environments that center the experiences of Black and other underrepresented students. This can create a strong sense of community and belonging, which is important for academic success and personal growth.”

“In addition, HBCUs have specialized programs that address health disparities in underserved communities, allowing you to do meaningful research. Graduating with an HBCU education can also give you a valuable alumni network that can provide mentorship and connections,” the website said.