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.

  •  ECON 324 Health Economics
  •  ECON 326 Industry Studies: Health
  •  ENGL 202 Literature and Medicine (can be applied toward the Literature and Writing core requirement)
  •  GEOG 350 Geography 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) 
  •  HLTH 310 Global Health 
  •  PHED 240 Medical Terminology (2 credits)
  •  PHIL 298 Topics: History and Philosophy of Medicine
  •  PHIL 354  Biomedical Ethics
  •  PSYC 121 Social Psychology
  •  PSYC 151 Cross-Cultural Psychology (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement)
  •  PSYC 207 Drugs and Behavior
  •  PSYC 301 Psychopathology
  •  PSYC 365 Health Psychology
  •  SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology - Health
  •  SOCI 110 Social Problems
  •  THEO 420 Theology and the Biomedical Revolution (fulfills the 400-level THEO core requirement)
  •  THEO 434 Science and Christian Theology (fulfills the 400-level THEO core requirement)

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.