Illustrating the range and adaptability of the Medical and Health Humanities program and its students, specializations are available in both Pre-DPT and Pre-Law. This allows for greater flexibility within the program while enhancing and broadening the students' academic experience and profile.
The Medical and Health Humanities major compliments the Pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy program by encouraging students to think critically and analytically about the medical and health professions and practices. The flexibility of the major allows for students to complete the requirements for the BA degree in 3 1/2 years and pursue a minor if they so choose. The total number of credits required for graduation with the Medical and Health Humanities, pre-DPT is 120.
Students wishing to join the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program must apply by May 15th of the year before they wish to begin the graduate program. Students are required to maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA and earn no lower than a C in any of their natural science classes. Admission to the Physical Therapy major is not guaranteed, and is on a space available basis. Please consult the Physical Therapy website for complete details regarding the DPT.
Sequence of Required Courses
|ENG/HIS/RLS||University Writing Seminar||3|
|CHM 104||General Chemistry||4|
|PHL 100||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|CHM 105||Intro to Organic Chem||4|
|MHH 201||Intro to Medical & Health Hum.||3|
|BIO 211||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|PHL 310||Medical Ethics||3|
|PSY 123||Intro to Psychology||3|
|BIO 212||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|SOC 101||Comparative Sociology||3|
|PHY 117||Introductory Physics||4|
|PSY 275||Child/Adolescent Psych||3|
|HIS 342 OR|
|History of Medicine & Health OR|
Philosophy of Medicine
|PHY 118||Introductory Physics II||4|
|ENG 305||Literature and Medicine||3|
|MHH 301||Narrative Medicine||3|
|MHH 401 OR|
|Senior Seminar OR|
Medical and Health Humanities majors interested in the legal profession may specialize in pre-law. Misericordia’s pre-law specialization was developed in accordance with the Association of American Law Schools, which recommends that prospective law students have a broad liberal arts background. The combination of Medical and Health Humanities and pre-law offers excellent preparation for the Law School Admission Test and the graduate study of law.
Upon satisfactory completion of the major program requirements and the pre-law program requirements, the student will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical and Health Humanities with a pre-law specialization. Medical and Health Humanities, pre-law students must fulfill the general and specific requirements of the university and of the major as stated in the catalog for retention in the program and for recommendation to law school.
Pre-law students should register at the pre-law director’s office, where advice on course selection and information concerning the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and law schools can be obtained.
Students in the Medical and Health Humanities, pre-law specialization must complete the following requirements in addition to those in the Medical and Health Humanities major and University’s Core Curriculum; the total number of credits required for graduation with the Medical and Health Humanities, pre-law specialization is 122.
|First Year Requirements||(6 credits)|
|POL 100||American National Government||3|
|POL 103||Global Politics||3|
|Second Year Requirements||(6 credits)|
|POL 210||Introduction to the American Legal System||3|
|POL 211||The Trial in American Life||3|
|Third Year Requirements||(6 credits)|
|POL 410||American Constitutional Law||3|
|POL 411||Constitutional Encounters II||3|
|Fourth Year Requirements||(12 credits)|
|POL 450||Law Internship I||3|
|POL 451||Law Internship II||3|
|BUS 352||Business Law||3|