Why major in Health Humanities?
Health Humanities is an interdisciplinary major that explores questions and issues related to health and illness from a humanistic perspective. It will help you develop an understanding of the influence of cultural, social, political, and economic contexts on health, healthcare, and medicine.
Your experience as a Health Humanities major
Through experiential learning, internship opportunities, and interesting coursework, you will learn to develop creative solutions to healthcare issues affecting individuals and the greater community, and you will lay the foundation for your career.
Students should expect to take courses in a range of areas, such as communications, the arts, philosophy, English, science, social science, history, Asian studies, and other fields with a global or comparative focus.
Career paths for Health Humanities majors
The Philadelphia region hosts a rich infrastructure of health-related organizations offering career opportunities in areas such as:
- Public health
- Social work
“I’ve always been interested in the sciences, and I plan to apply to medical school and become a pediatrician. I believe the Health Humanities major combined with my psychology major will help me be more interactive with patients and their families and loved ones.”
- Sargent Acosta
“The Health Humanities major combines my interest in the humanities and arts with my goal of becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist. In my work, I’ll be dealing with people and really sensitive topics and emotions, so I believe that this major will support me in that aspect of my work and complement my degree in biology.”
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