Direct Care, Research, Health Professions – When you are called to serve others, there is no better place to be than on a Jesuit campus, and in a thriving healthcare center. At JCU, you’re learning in the heart of the nation’s top healthcare region, with access to internships, research and alumni connections needed to guide your career. You’ll also develop the intellect, character and leadership principles needed to inform and guide the scientific skills you acquire. That’s the Ignatian tradition at the core of the JCU experience.

  • Core Strenth
    Contrary to popular opinion, the first two years of college are not the same across higher education. The strength of the JCU core is a distinctive four-year curriculum that integrates deeply with your major and exposes you to the intellectual habits you need to succeed in the world.
  • Where do you want to grow?
    The healthcare industry is projected to add over four million jobs by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). But which areas are growing? Do you need to go to medical school? What if you love chemistry? Our advisors thoughtfully guide you through these questions throughout all four years at JCU.
  • Degrees of success
    Many paths lead to a healthcare career –
    Pre-Med, Pre-Law, EMS-Tech, Researcher. We know every course matters in honing your skills and aligning the right majors and minors at JCU to get you where the world needs you to go.

    Explore the health professions here.
  • Healthcare City, USA
    Cleveland is one of the top cities in the nation for overall access to healthcare . There’s no better place to learn through volunteer work, internships and research. And our partnership with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic provides paid summer research opportunities , giving you valuable experience and a leg up in the medical school admission process.
  • Reserved Seats for JCU
    Medical schools know how well we prepare our students. That is why we developed partnerships with various schools that reserve seats in their programs for JCU graduates.
  • Real World Research
    At JCU, you’ll get firsthand research experience in our state-of-the-art Dolan Center for Science & Technology . You’ll be immersed in student- led and faculty-mentored research projects that lead to student research presentations at university, regional, and national conferences as well as possibly getting your research published.
  • First responders
    Our student-run EMS program was established in 2002 by JCU students in response to the sudden and preventable death of a classmate. Our EMS students graduate with Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or Emergency Medical Responder certification, while serving as critical quick responders to on-campus medical emergencies.
  • Still deciding?
    Before you declare a major, every course you take matters. You need a curriculum that lets you explore without wandering, not wasting a single credit hour. At JCU, you will work one-on-one and in teams with faculty advisors, planning your path to a major while honing the skills that employers want.
  • All about that practice
    “My actual medical school interviews were far easier than the mock interviews done at JCU!”

    Patrick Vecellio ’16, first-year medical student

    Dr. George Lewandowski, M.D., ’78, our physician-in- residence, reminds me why I want to become a doctor.”
  • Cleveland rocks
    Cleveland rocks for many reasons. But, most importantly, with JCU alumni running hundreds of companies across Northeast Ohio, your college experience is your time to rock Cleveland through internships, summer work, and class- based research projects.
    Have you found the college with the right “fit” yet? Shopping for fit is complex and many factors will guide your decision making. Our admission team is fully cross-trained in admission and financial aid to handle all your questions when you’re ready to take the step.
  • Capping off your degree
    What distinguishes your experience as a JCU grad?
    A self-designed Capstone project. Whether it’s a research paper, thesis, a presentation, or a project for a local organization, you’ll demonstrate your mastery of skills learned over the past four years and set yourself up for all the future opportunities that await.