Because humanities issues in healthcare are of great concern across many disciplines today, and because many of our students envision themselves serving in the healthcare professions in the future, we offer a minor in biomedical humanities. This minor, comprised of interdisciplinary and departmental courses, emphasizes the ethical, religious, social, economic, and other non-technological issues in healthcare, and it addresses the complexities of solving healthcare problems. For students considering going on to careers in medicine, medical technology and research, nursing, counseling, social work, ministry, etc., this minor infuses humanities perspectives and concerns into the training they are getting in sciences and social sciences. It also complements traditional majors in the humanities.
Students wishing a minor in biomedical humanities choose an adviser from the Health Sciences Board, and in conjunction with the adviser, select the courses most appropriate for them. Students taking the minor will participate in BIMD 480, senior seminar.
The biomedical humanities minor consists of a minimum 20 semester hours of courses.