Prepare to Pursue a Healthcare Career
Effective healthcare practitioners go beyond basic science. They also bring perspectives from the social sciences and humanities into their work. This minor prepares you for a career in medicine, dentistry or several other healthcare disciplines.
Why Minor in Medicine and Healthcare at Clarkson?
If you pursue a career in healthcare, you quickly learn that the technical parts of your job are just the start. This minor helps you build the knowledge and perspectives to get a 360-degree view of your chosen field.
That means taking advanced classes in biology, biomedical engineering and psychology, to name a few. But, you also get to work with anthropologists, historians, sociologists and political scientists to experience a fuller picture of healthcare in the United States.
By the time you graduate, you are prepared to take entrance exams used for admittance to graduate programs. (The MCAT may require a few additional courses, which you can discuss with your Pre-Healthcare Advisor). You also develop a perspective that takes some practitioners years to acquire — and one your future clients and patients will appreciate.
Complete 25 credit hours to receive credit for this minor: six required courses and healthcare-related electives focus on biomedical science and engineering, the social sciences and the humanities.
Courses cover topics including:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Healthcare policy
- History of medicine
- Human sexuality
- Medical ethics
- Neuroscience and society
- Women, gender and science
Review the full curriculum below.