College of Science and College of Arts and Humanities
About the program
Medical Humanities is a growing interdisciplinary field that brings the perspectives of the humanities, arts and social sciences to the study and practice of health care.
The College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Sciences have joined to offer both a major and minor in Medical Humanities providing students opportunities to pursue diverse paths in both the humanities and sciences in careers such as medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other health care fields, as well as careers in health care policy, law, public health, management, patient advocacy, health journalism, bioethics, and health care consulting.
Academic careers in teaching, writing and researching in universities in narrative medicine, literature and health, or history and medicine can also be pursued through this major.
The 33-hour major allows students to include a second major or minor in their particular area of interest. The 18-hour minor can be combined with various majors to meet the needs of the individual student.
Both a major (B.A. or B.S. degree) and minor in Medical Humanities are offered as a collaboration between the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Sciences. The requirements for each of these degrees can be found below.
Major in Medical Humanities
Minor in Medical Humanities
Medical Humanities is part of the College of Arts & Humanities and College of Sciences