Science, Health, and Values

This minor provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on issues pertaining to health, health care, and health administration in our society.
It develops a base of scientific and philosophical knowledge as well as opportunity for direct experience with health care settings and issues.
Catalog Requirements Notice

The requirements listed on these pages may change by the year as programs and courses are added or altered. Archived Academic Catalogs for previous years can be viewed in pdf form here. These documents contains the specific academic requirements pertaining to those who entered the College before the 2015-16 year.

Science, Health and Values Minor

Professor D. Gagnon, Coordinator

The total number of courses required for the minor is 7 (19-23 semester hours).


All of the following (6-10 sem. hrs.)

PHIL 240 Ethics (3 sem. hrs.)
SHV 290/390 Internship in Science, Health, and Values (2-4 sem. hrs.)
SHV 399 Independent Study in Science, Health, and Values (1-3 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (4 sem. hrs.)

BIOL 114L Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 226L Genetics (4 sem. hrs.)

Three of the following (9 sem. hrs.)

ECON 233 Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 206 Health Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 227 Abnormal Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 242 Drugs and Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 343 Neuropsychology (3 sem. hrs.)
SOC 200 Humans, Animals and Interaction (3 sem. hrs.)
SOC 270 Social Science of Food (3 sem. hrs.)
WGS 245 Body Politics (3 sem. hrs.)

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