From dentistry to medicine to nursing and occupational therapy, you have several paths to explore and discover before graduation.
Healthcare careers are on the rise, too. By 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this occupational group to add more jobs than any other.
An education at Willamette prepares you to adapt and be flexible — valuable skills in a world where technology shifts transform industries and alter job responsibilities.
Whatever academic program you pursue, classes and experiences are designed to connect across disciplines. Critical thinking, problem-solving and team-building are essential to successful careers. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to build these skills through on- and off-campus experiences here.
Majors like biology, chemistry, and exercise and health science offer the scientific background you need to delve into health-related science. These majors can also prepare you for potential post-graduate programs.
Our proximity to Salem Hospital also provides an outstanding opportunity for volunteer experiences, and the Health Professions program offers you support as you navigate potential internships and the professional/graduate school application process.
Cocurricular options and resources
Our real-world experiences outside of class help you develop valuable skills for your career — and give you a head start.