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The College of St. Scholastica

As medicine today becomes increasingly complex, with a growing reliance on high-tech, sophisticated tests and procedures, it’s easy for bedside manner to get lost somewhere along the way. Health humanities is a fast-growing, interdisciplinary field that’s rising up in response to these trends.

St. Scholastica health humanities students are immersed the study of human dignity, values and health care ethics. These tenets are central to providing humane, dignified care. This program combines health care with the humanities to teach students about the human condition, human suffering and healing, and human well-being and flourishing.

Graduates of St. Scholastica’s health humanities program will come away with the ability to see patients as complex, whole persons. They’ll understand humanistic perspectives, human values, and their health applications.

This program has five core courses:

  • Health Humanities Foundations
  • Health, Happiness and Human Well-Being
  • Trauma and Recovery: Medicine and Literature
  • Healthcare Across Cultures / Health for All: A Global Perspective
  • Health Humanities Capstone Seminar

Majors will take four additional courses.

Students who successfully complete a Health Humanities major or minor, along with required science courses outside the program, will be exceptionally well-prepared for admission to medical school, to physician assistant programs and other health science graduate programs.

Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

Degree Details

Tuition

Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.

Curriculum

Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Major

Minor

Career Outlook

Students who successfully complete a Health Humanities major or minor, along with required science courses outside the program, will be exceptionally well-prepared for admission to medical school, to physician assistants programs and other health science graduate programs.

This program is also ideal for students who have an interest in law school, in earning a graduate degree in public health, or in pursuing an administrative career in the healthcare industry.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.