B.A. in Medical Humanities

Program Profile Download ImageThe Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Medical Humanities program prepares students to become interdisciplinary thinkers with the flexibility to adapt in a world that is rapidly growing more complex, diverse and globally focused.

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About the Program

The program features a broad-based general education core for the first two years, followed by two years during which students will tailor their education through one of two emphases – Interdisciplinary Studies or Health Care Communication.

  • Students who select an emphasis in health care communication will complete courses that focus on how effective communication can improve patient care.
  • Students who select an emphasis in interdisciplinary studies will explore humanities disciplines including history, literature, the fine arts and ethics.

Students who select this major will have transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that are sought by today’s employers.

During the program, students will have opportunities to complete internships and independent studies. A senior capstone experience will allow students to complete a project in which they apply their skills and knowledge.

Student Outcomes

Students who complete the B.A. in Medical Humanities will be prepared to seek employment as policy analysts, researchers, junior executives in governmental and nongovernmental organizations, or in the private sector where employers seek graduates who have “learned how to learn.”

Graduates also will be prepared to apply for admission to graduate and professional programs in fields such as education, law, business, and many graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences.

Graduates of the program will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values to effectively engage people from a variety of cultures and walks of life
  • Address meaningful questions by incorporating, conducting and communicating appropriate disciplinary research
  • Interpret research findings and communicate them to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze problems in an interdisciplinary way of taking into account multiple perspectives
  • Be creative and nimble thinkers who can adapt to a variety of rapidly changing situations

Educating the Whole Student

The College offers a wide variety of options for students to fully explore their interests and embrace their artistic talents.

From music to drama and creative writing, the College provides numerous ways for students to explore the liberal arts with the goal of educating well-rounded individuals who are prepared to provide empathetic and expert care for patients.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Medical Humanities or to schedule a visit, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@stlcop.edu or 314.446.8328.

This program has been approved by St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Board of Trustees to offer beginning fall 2019, and it is pending approval from our regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission.