New Dual Degree Program in South Carolina Aims to Boost the Number of Minority Healthcare Professionals

There is a huge shortage of healthcare professionals in predominantly black areas of South Carolina. In an attempt to alleviate this shortage the University of South Carolina and historically black Claflin University have announced a program that has a goal of increasing the number of black students who pursue careers in the healthcare field.

A new dual career program will allow students at Claflin University to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina.