School of Health and Natural Sciences

Dean: Dr. Tara Underwood

The School of Health and Natural Sciences at Middle Georgia State University offers Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees in the natural sciences and specialty health career programs designed to prepare qualified graduates for practice in beginning and expanded roles in a variety of health care settings. Associate Degrees are offered in Health Science, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy Assistant fields of study. Bachelor's Degrees are offered in Biology, Rehabilitation Science, Respiratory Therapy, and Nursing. The Natural Sciences Department also participates in the Regents’ Engineering Pathway Program. The RN-BSN Completion Program is available for licensed registered nurses who are graduates of Associate Degree Nursing programs and are seeking career and professional advancement. The AS to BS Completion Program in Respiratory Therapy (AS/RT) is available for nationally registered respiratory therapists who are graduates of an accredited Associate Degree respiratory therapy program and are seeking career and professional advancement. A Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Entry program is also available to traditional students who are interested in becoming Respiratory Therapists in the future. If a student intends to major in one of our baccalaureate clinical programs such as nursing and respiratory therapy, the initial major will be rehabilitation science until you meet further admission requirements to gain entry into one of these programs.  The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program is available for registered nurses who are graduates of a BSN program and whose career goals include providing advanced nursing care for the adult patient in acute healthcare environments. Please refer to the Graduate Academic Catalog for information concerning the AG-ACNP program. We also offer a new bridge program for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who are interested in earning a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree.