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Program of Study

Flexible curriculum

The Medical Humanities major offers a broad and flexible curriculum. Majors take core courses in Bioethics, Medical Anthropology, and Literature and Illness and fulfill further requirements through a choice of offerings in Psychology, History, Sociology, Religious Studies, Child Advocacy and Biology. Majors also pursue individual academic and career goals by choosing one of four tracks of electives:

  • Track 1: Caregiving, Aging Studies and Disability Studies
  • Track 2: Communication and Advocacy
  • Track 3: Human Biology and Psychological Well-Being
  • Track 4: Community and Public Health

Capstone Project

In their final year, all majors work one-on-one with a faculty supervisor to create a capstone project that could include placement in health care institutions or health-related organizations in New Jersey and New York City.