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 121.
Students completing the BA in Medical Health and Humanities prior to entering the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program will complete the requirements below. Further information on maintaining satisfactory progress toward entry to the DPT program may be found in the Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy section of the catalog.
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 120.