Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Minor

Program Code: BMH_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
BMH 490Bioethics and Medical Humanities Capstone Course3
PHIL 132/RLST 131Bioethics Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 12 credits (at least 3 credits at the 400 level) of the following: 112
Values and Ethics in Biobehavioral Health Research and Practice
Contemporary Issues in Science and Medicine
Dying and Death Keystone/General Education Course
Medical and Health Care Ethics
Medical and Health Care Ethics
PHIL 498
Critical Feminist Issues in Reproduction Keystone/General Education Course
Health Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Health Communication Theory and Research
The History of Madness, Mental Illness, and Psychiatry Keystone/General Education Course
Our Place in Nature
Biology, Evolution, and Society
Deaf Culture Keystone/General Education Course
FDSC 280
Health Services Policy Issues
Meaning, Ethics, and Movement
Sexual Identity over the Life Span

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Liberal Arts Academic Advising

Career Paths

Potential career paths include: medicine, law, health or life sciences, health administration, health infomatics, or forensics.


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