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Westchester Magazine: "13 Life-Changing College Programs In Westchester"

03/09/2015

Westchester Magazine: 13 Life-Changing College Programs In Westchester

These local programs offer a chance to invest wisely in their kid’s education (while still keeping a close eye on them).

Westchester Magazine featured Pace among ten institutions of higher education in Westchester that offer life changing college programs.

In an article by Alyson Krueger, Pace's Healthcare Management program in Lubin and Environmental Studies and Science in Dyson were among the top programs.

From Westchester Magazine:

Healthcare Management Program

The healthcare industry in our country is more complicated than ever. Because of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of people participating in our healthcare system has increased, and there are various new demands to meet. Enter: Pace University. Its healthcare management students are being trained to bring fresh eyes to healthcare’s most urgent problems.

While many schools consolidate their healthcare management program into one school, the leadership at Pace believes students need more varied perspectives in order to be effective. Thus students in the Healthcare Management Program participate in the University-wide core curriculum (aimed at teaching students to think critically) and also take required courses as students in the Lubin School of Business in addition to their healthcare-management concentration.

Armed with this training, Pace students secure more internships in the New York metropolitan area than students from any other undergraduate healthcare program, notes the program’s director, Patrick McGuigan—and that leads to jobs.

Department of Environmental Studies and Science

Graduates of Pace University’s Department of Environmental Studies and Science have landed jobs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Smithsonian, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are politicians, biologists, chemists, food psychologists, rainforest advocates, and farmers. They are people with a passion for protecting the environment. And they are people with jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all other occupations.

When Pace’s environmental studies program was founded in 1996, it was one of the first environmental programs in the country. Since then, other schools have copied it, but Pace remains one of the leaders. Why? First, the program is interdisciplinary. Students take science courses alongside politics, ethics, law, anthropology, and sociology classes. And as a flagship program, it has an immense amount of resources. Students now enjoy a new multimillion-dollar complex, which includes a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly classroom building, outdoor classroom and event space, farm animals, a museum, nature trails, and themed gardens to be used as field study labs.

As a fun bonus, Pace University is the first institution to celebrate Earth Day for the entire month of April.

Read the full article here: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/March-2015/13-Life-Changing-College-Programs-In-Westchester/