Beyond the Prereqs

Related Health Professions Coursework

The following sample of courses either have a medical emphasis or explore important topics of concern to those in the health care field.  These courses, whether chosen as electives or to fulfill core requirements, would make great options for aspiring health professionals.

  •  HLTH 280  Exploring Medicine (2 credits)  http://exploringmedicine.net
  •  HLTH 310 Global Health
  •  ECON 324 Health Economics
  •  ECON 326 Industry Studies: Health
  •  GEOG 298 Topics: Geograpy of Global Health 
  •  GEOL 161 Medical Geology
  •  Greek & Latin language courses (a study of Greek/Latin not only provides great insight into the history of our medical tradition, but can also help make the multitude of medical terms rooted in these languages more transparent)  
  •  PHED 240 Medical Terminology (2 credits)
  •  PHIL 298 Topics: History and Philosophy of Medicine (available Spring 2017)
  •  PHIL 354  Biomedical Ethics
  •  PSYC 151 Cross-Cultural Psychology (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement)
  •  PSYC 207 Alcohol, Other Drugs and Behavior
  •  PSYC 365 Health Psychology
  •  SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology - Health
  •  THEO 420 Theology and the Biomedical Revolution (fulfills the 400-level THEO core requirement)
  •  THEO 437 Christian Faith and the Medical Profession (fulfills the 400-level THEO core requirement)
  •  THEO 472 Theology and Public Health

In addition to the above on-campus courses, pre-health professions students are encouraged to consider the many diverse opportunities for study abroad while pursuing their undergraduate degree.