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B.A. in Medical Humanities

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Humanities

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary
degree drawing upon the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities,
and arts disciplines to prepare students for careers in medicine and
health within a competency-based framework that promotes the
interpretation of human factors associated with illness and wellness.

The degree offers two concentrations. The Pre-Medicine Concentration
meets typical application requirements for American medical and dental
schools. The Health Careers Concentration prepares graduates for a
wide variety of health-related careers.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum
requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Humanities must
fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as
other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements
and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take
additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester
credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses
that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical
Humanities with a Pre-Medicine
Concentration

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is
120, including the hours of Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of
the 120 total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the
upper-division level.

All candidates for this degree must complete the following degree
requirements in addition to the Core Curriculum requirements.

Degree Requirements
A.) 83 semester credit hours, 27 of which must be at the upper-
division level:


1.) 47 semester credit hours of required courses in science and
mathematics
:
BIO 1404 Biosciences I (Satisfies one of the Life and
Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements.)
BIO 1414 Biosciences II (Satisfies one of the Life and
Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements.)
BIO 2313 Genetics
BIO 3513 Biochemistry
BIO 3813 Cell Biology
CHE 1103 & CHE 1121 General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHE 1113& CHE 1131 General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
CHE 2603 & CHE 2612 Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHE 3643 Organic Chemistry II
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Mathematics.)
PHY 1603 & PHY 1611 Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
PHY 1623 & PHY 1631 Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (This course may be used to
satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Mathematics.)

2.) 6 semester credit hours in medical humanities:
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities
MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities

3.) 15 semester credit hours of elective in social and behavioral
sciences
, 9 of which must be upper-division, and 3 from the core
curriculum, chosen from the following:
ANT 2033 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANT 2053 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.)
ANT 2063 Language, Thought, and Culture (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Language, Philosophy and
Culture.)
ANT 3513 The Human Skeleton
ANT 3523 Medical Anthropology
ANT 3883 Death and Dying
BIO 1033 Drugs and Society
BIO 3613 The Biology of Aging
GRG 3443 Medical Geography
HTH 2413 Introduction to Community and Public Health (This
course may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.)
HTH 2513 Personal Health (This course may be used to
satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social
and Behavioral Sciences.)
PSY 2073 Statistics for Psychology
PSY 3023 Social Psychology of Small Groups
PSY 3513 Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 3523 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PSY 3543 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PSY 4253 Psychology of Health
SOC 1043 Introduction to Public Health
SOC 2023 Social Context of Drug Use (This course may be
used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Social and Behavioral Sciences.)
SOC 3203 Gerontology
SOC 3213 Medical Sociology
SOC 4043 Global Health
SOC 4053 Health Care System
SOC 4073 Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health
SOC 4683 Health Disparities

4.) 15 additional semester credit hours of electives in arts and
humanities
, 9 of which must be upper-division and 3 from the core
curriculum (selected from a different component area than above),
chosen from the following:
AHC 4333 Topics in Art History and Criticism
ART 1103 Introduction to Visual Arts (This course may be
used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Creative Arts.)
ART 3223 Drawing: Figure
BBL 3043 Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican
American Communities
CLA 2953 Topics for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean
(when topic is Medical Roots)
COM 3293 Health Communication
COM 3383 Interpersonal Communication
CSH 3823 Advanced Topics in World Cultures
DAN 1113 Introduction to Modern Dance
ENG 2413 Technical Writing
ENG 3383 Writing in Public, Professional, and Workplace
Contexts
ENG 4433 Advanced Professional Writing
HIS 3453 History of Medicine in America
HUM 2023 Introduction to the Humanities I (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Creative Arts.)
HUM 2033 Introduction to the Humanities II (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Creative Arts.)
PHI 2043 Introductory Logic (This course may be used to
satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the
Component Area Option.)
PHI 2123 Contemporary Moral Issues (This course may be
used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Language, Philosophy and Culture.)
PHI 3013 Philosophy of Religion
PHI 3033 Philosophy of Science
POL 3303 Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
SOC 3043 Race and Ethnic Relations
Internship and Independent Study courses in the participating
disciplines may also be applied to satisfy this requirement when
the approved coursework is preparatory to careers in medicine and
health. Students are encouraged to include independent studies and
internships in their degree plans, but only 6 hours of independent
study or internship will apply to the degree.

B.) 13 semester credit hours of free electives, 9 of which must be
upper division:
Note: Any Core Curriculum course may be used to satisfy the Component
Area Option requirement.

*Medical Humanities majors are encouraged to study one or more ancient
or modern languages other than English through elective coursework.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical
Humanities with a Health Careers
Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Humanities with a Health Careers
Concentration prepares graduates for a wide variety of health-related
careers.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is
120, including the hours of Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of
the 120 total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the
upper-division level.

All candidates for this degree must complete the following degree
requirements in addition to the Core Curriculum requirements.

Degree Requirements

A.) 73 semester credit hours, of which 27 must be at the upper-
division level:


1.) 25 semester credit hours of required courses in science and
mathematics:

BIO 1404 Biosciences I (Satisfies one of the Life and
Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements.)
BIO 1414
Biosciences II (Satisfies one of the Life and
Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements.)
BIO 2313 Genetics
CHE 1103
& CHE 1121

General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Mathematics.)
PHY 1603
& PHY 1611

Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (This course may be used to
satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Mathematics.)

2.) 6 semester credit hours in medical humanities:
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities
MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities

3). 21 semester credit hours in social and behavioral sciences, 12 of
which must be upper-division and 3 from the core curriculum, chosen
from the following:
ANT 2033 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANT 2053 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.)
ANT 2063 Language, Thought, and Culture (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Language, Philosophy and
Culture.)
ANT 3513 The Human Skeleton
ANT 3523 Medical Anthropology
ANT 3883 Death and Dying
BIO 1033 Drugs and Society
BIO 3613 The Biology of Aging
GRG 3443 Medical Geography

HTH 2413 Introduction to Community and Public Health (This
course may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.)
HTH 2513

Personal Health (This course may be used to
satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social
and Behavioral Sciences.)
PSY 3023 Social Psychology of Small Groups
PSY 3113
Motivation and Emotion
PSY 3513 Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 3523
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PSY 3543 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PSY 4253
Psychology of Health
SOC 1043 Introduction to Public Health
SOC 2023 Social Context of Drug Use (This course may be
used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Social and Behavioral Sciences.)
SOC 3203 Gerontology
SOC 3213 Medical Sociology
SOC 4043 Global Health
SOC 4053 Health Care System
SOC 4073 Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health
SOC 4683 Health Disparities

4.) 21 additional semester credit hours in arts and humanities, 12
of which must be upper-division and 3 from the core curriculum
(selected from a different component area than above), chosen from
the following:
AHC 4333 Topics in Art History and Criticism
ART 1103 Introduction to Visual Arts (This course may be
used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Creative Arts.)
BBL 3043 Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican
American Communities
CSH 3823 Advanced Topics in World Cultures
DAN 1113 Introduction to Modern Dance
ENG 2413 Technical Writing
ENG 3383 Writing in Public, Professional, and Workplace
Contexts
ENG 4433 Advanced Professional Writing
HIS 3453 History of Medicine in America
HUM 2023 Introduction to the Humanities I (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Creative Arts.)
HUM 2033 Introduction to the Humanities II (This course
may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum
requirement in Creative Arts.)
HUM 2093 World Religions
HUM 3013 History of Ideas
PHI 2043 Introductory Logic (This course may be used to
satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the
Component Area Option.)
PHI 2123 Contemporary Moral Issues (This course may be
used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in
Language, Philosophy and Culture.)
PHI 3213 Ethics
PHI 3223 Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
PHI 3033 Philosophy of Science
POL 3303 Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
SOC 3043 Race and Ethnic Relations

B.) 6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English

C. 12 semester credit hours of upper-division free electives

Total Credit Hours: 91
Note: Any Core Curriculum course may be used to satisfy the Component
Area Option requirement.