Majors and Careers
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Even the most routine surgeries can be risky when a patient undergoes anesthesia. In some cases, irregularities in blood pressure or heart rate during surgery can lead to grave consequences. Imagine how important it is to administer just the right dose of medication to an infant whose organs are still underdeveloped and who cannot speak to tell you that he's in pain.
Despite the medical advances of the last 20 years, patients still confront life-threatening challenges in the perioperative and critical care environments; in-patient surgical mortality rates remain unchanged.
As an acting major, you’ll spend a lot of time working on your body and the way you move onstage. You may take one or more classes in the Alexander Technique, a method of releasing tension in the body and controlling the breath to improve posture, movement, and coordination. The founder of the Alexander Technique, Frederick Matthias Alexander, cured himself of chronic hoarseness through his method.
If psychology interests you, you have something in common with the ancient Greek philosophers. They asked questions about the life of the mind: What is the relationship between mind and body? How can we tell if the world is really the way we think it is?