Health humanities is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that draws on arts, humanities, and social sciences in its approach to health, healthcare, and well-being. It allows students to examine and understand health and healthcare from a big picture
perspective that encompasses more than clinical diagnosis and treatment.
Health humanities (also called “medical humanities”) includes sub-fields like bioethics, disability studies, aging studies, death & dying, health disparities, health equity, social justice in health, stories of illness, medical history,
cultural perspectives on health, visual and performing art therapy, addiction, LGBTQIA health, compassion, burnout, and many other intersectional areas related to health, healthcare, and the human condition. Students explore challenging and fascinating
interdisciplinary topics in classes like “Death and Dying Through the Humanities”, “Creativity and Caregiving” and “Healthcare, Justice, the State, and Society".
This program is the only one in the country that offers your choice of three tracks: