Specializations

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.

Pre-DPT Medical & Health Humanities BA Degree

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


First Year
First Semester
ENG/HIS/RLSUniversity Writing Seminar3
ENG/HISCore3
CHM 104General Chemistry4
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
MTHBank A3
Total Credits16
Second Semester
ENG/HISCore3
ENG/HISCore3
CHM 105Intro to Organic Chem4
PHLCore3
MTH 115Statistics3
Total Credits16
Second Year
First Semester
ENG/HISCore3
FACore3
MHH 201Intro to Medical & Health Hum.3
BIO 211Anatomy & Physiology I4
Free elective3
Total Credits16
Second Semester
PHL 310Medical Ethics3
PSY 123Intro to Psychology3
MHH elective3
BIO 212Anatomy & Physiology II4
Free elective3
Summer
RLSCore3
SOC 101Comparative Sociology3
Total Credits6
Third Year
First Semester
PHY 117Introductory Physics4
PSY 275Child/Adolescent Psych3
HIS 342 OR
PHL 315
History of Medicine & Health OR
Philosophy of Medicine
3
MHH 350Fieldwork3
MHH elective3
Total Credits16
Second Semester
PHY 118Introductory Physics II4
ENG 305Literature and Medicine3
MHH 301Narrative Medicine3
MHH elective3
Free elective3
Total Credits16
Summer
FACore3
Total Credits3
Fourth Year
First Semester
MHH 401 OR
MHH 450
Senior Seminar OR
Senior Thesis
3
MHH elective3
PSY 290Psychopathology3
Medical Terminology0-1
Free elective3
Free elective3
Total Credits15-16

Medical and Health Humanities, Pre-Law

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 100American National Government3
POL 103Global Politics3
Second Year Requirements(6 credits)
POL 210Introduction to the American Legal System3
POL 211The Trial in American Life3
Third Year Requirements(6 credits)
POL 410American Constitutional Law3
POL 411Constitutional Encounters II3
Fourth Year Requirements(12 credits)
POL 450Law Internship I3
POL 451Law Internship II3
BUS 352Business Law3
POL elective3
powered by finalsite