Students following their passion, with any academic major, will develop the skills crucial to the practicing healthcare provider: problem-solving, effective communication, and critical thinking skills. Elmira College trains our future audiologists, chiropractors, clinical lab scientists, dentists, nurses, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians, physical therapists, podiatrists, speech-language pathologists, and veterinarians.

What differentiates our science programs from other institutions?

  • Research with faculty mentors, even as freshmen. Students have the opportunity to present results at national and international conferences and co-author papers and publications.
  • Obler Summer Research Program – a competitive program in which students participate in summer research on campus, as well as abroad (past programs in the Bahamas). Free Room and Board and stipend for students selected.
  • Junior Science Seminar to prepare for graduate and professional school. Course includes science lecture series with guest speakers, resume workshops, practice entry exams, and mock interviews.
  • Study Abroad opportunities including: Marine Biology in the Bahamas, Animal Behavior in the Galapagos, Ecology in Alaska and Hawaii, and more!

Health Majors + Tracks


  • Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
  • Molecular Biology
  • Medical Biology



  • General Chemistry
  • Professional Chemistry
  • Chemistry for Health Sciences
  • Medicinal Plant Chemistry

Clinical Laboratory Science

Communication Sciences & Disorders

  • Speech and Hearing
  • Speech and Language Disabilities



  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Science

Early Acceptance and Graduate Program Partnerships

Visit our Pre-Professional Programs page for more information about these partnerships.

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