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Health Care Studies

The minor in health care studies is designed for students with a strong interest in the many health care-related fields. Students learn basic biological and medical principles related to human health and disease, as well as gaining an understanding of the ethical, social and business issues associated with working in the health care system. The minor is well suited for traditional premed and other pre-health professional students, as well as those interested in many other aspects of a career in health care, such as allied health, public health, clinical psychology, and counseling.

The minor requires 24 semester hours, including four-semester-hour courses in HLCR:210 Human Anatomy, HLCR:220 Human Physiology, HLCR:370 Human Health and Disease, and PHIL:221 Medical Ethics, and a two-semester-hour course HLCR:080 The Business of Health Care. Students also take a four-semester-hour elective course to be chosen from one of the following: BIOL:157 Biology of Women; BIOL:320 Exercise and Extreme Physiology; PSYC:242 Health Psychology; ANTH:320 Cultures of Science and Technology; RELI:321 Current Topics in Religion, with End of Life Issues as the topic; HIST:323 History of American Medicine; ACCT:430 Managerial Accounting; or another four-semester-hour course based upon their interests, with approval of the health care studies advisor. Two one-semester-hour internship experiences complete the requirements.

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