Medical Humanities (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.P.H. Public Health - Health Systems Administration and Policy Concentration)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Medical Humanities (B.A.)

Public Health - Health Systems Administration and Policy Concentration (M.P.H.) 

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

HLTH 501Public Health Seminar: Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency3
HLTH 504Behavioral and Social Science in Health3
HLTH 555Structures of Inequality in Public Health3
HLTH 581Health Systems Administration and Management3
Total Credits12

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION (C1) Writing3World Language II3
GENERAL EDUCATION (C3) Communication3Medical Humanities Human Biology Requirement4
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3Medical Humanities Social Sciences Requirement3
World Language I3ANTH 1803
MEDH 1013 
 16 16
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History3GENERAL EDUCATION (G) computer Science3
GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Great Works and Their Influences3Medical Humanities Elective 13
MEDH 2043Medical Humanities Humanities Requirement3
Free Elective3 
 16 15
Third Year
World Cultures3Medical Humanities Elective 43
Medical Humanities Elective 23Free Elective3
Medical Humanities Elective 33Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
Medical Humanities Elective 53MEDH 4913
Free Elective3Free Elective3
HLTH 5013Free Elective3
HLTH 5043HLTH 5553
 HLTH 5813
 12 15
Total Credits 120
Fourth Year
FSHD 5063  
HLTH 5023  
Fifth Year
HLTH 6063HLTH 5063HLTH 5803
Elective Course3HLTH 5653HLTH 6046
 HLTH 5823 
 6 9 9
Total Credits 30