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Health Care Studies

Requirements for the Health Care Studies Minor:

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 pre-med, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy 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 HLCR:301 Human Anatomy, HLCR:302 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; CHEM:300 Medicinal Chemistry; PSYC:242 Health Psychology; PSYC:320 Abnormal Psychology; RELI:305 Current Topics in Religion, with Issues at the End of Life as the topic; RELI:321 Current Religious Issues, with End of Life Issues or Science and Religion as the topics; HIST:323 History of American Medicine; HIST:390 History of Medicine; or another four-semester-hour course based upon interests, with approval of the health care studies advisor. Two one-semester-hour internship experiences, which may be completed outside of the academic year, are also required.


Updated 08/01/08 as part of the 2008-2009 Catalog Supplement.

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:301 Human Anatomy, HLCR:302 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; CHEM:300 Medicinal Chemistry; 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; HIST:390 History of 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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