Students who study the Medical Humanities receive an intentionally interdisciplinary education which fulfills the requirements for prior course work at most medical schools while at the same time emphasizing the traditional liberal arts. The major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the complexity of health and healing, the impact of scientific medicine on society at large, the tools to evaluate and analyze metrics of wellness, and the ability to utilize disparate techniques of critical thinking and textual interpretation.
The major is ideal for those wishing to do work in the medical fields while allowing for a broad education across the non-science oriented areas of study.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Medical Humanities must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.