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According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021:

9 of the Top 20 Natural Science programs are based in the US

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Princeton University
  • UCLA
  • University of Chicago
  • Yale University

11 of the Top 20 Medicine programs are based in the US

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • John Hopkins University
  • UCLA
  • Yale University
  • MIT
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Duke University
  • University of Washington

6 of the Top 20 Dentistry programs are based in the US

  • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Harvard University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • New York University

More reasons to study in the USA

  • Students obtain critical thinking and statistical skills through coursework that involves the scientific method of establishing and testing theories.  
  • Students gain deep theoretical groundwork in core courses that aim to unpack major scientific principles.  
  • Extensive lab work engages students in research methodologies, scientific experiments, the statistics of data collection and results reporting. 
  • Such lab experience gives students the opportunity to develop research techniques into professional skills. 
  • Broad general education curriculum that engages students in the social, political, cultural, ethical and humanistic frameworks to help them use scientific research for the betterment of the world. 
  • There are many career paths you can follow with a degree in Health and Physical Science. The career you choose will depend on your focus as an undergraduate. Some may choose to continue their studies in graduate school. If you would rather go straight into a job you can find work as a lab researcher, biological technician, environmental scientist or chemist. 

Typical Health & Physical Science majors

Kings students have progressed to a wide variety of degrees including:

  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biology  
  • Botany 
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Science 
  • Food Science 
  • Geology and Geophysics

  • Horticulture
  • Kinesiology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Science
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physics
  • Wildlife Ecology

Typical careers in Health & Physical Science

  • Astronomer
  • Athletic Trainer 
  • Cartographer 
  • Chemist 
  • Conservationist 
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geologist

  • Geoscientist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Nuclear Technician 
  • Nurse 
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physicists 
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