Areas of Study
With healthcare constantly evolving and being driven by an unquantifiable human factor, the industry is in constant need of developing well-rounded professionals that can help, understand and relate to a broad spectrum of patients. If you hold an appreciation for the history of medicine, the physician-patient relationship, and the need for strong social competence in health care, then you may wish to major in medical humanities.
UTSA’s Medical Humanities Program
The B.A. in Medical Humanities draws upon the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts to prepare you for careers in medicine and health. Working within a competency-based framework, this program seeks to interpret the human factors that relate to illness and wellness. You’ll cover a broad range of health and humanity topics like the biology of aging, the psychology of health, social context of drug use, health care systems, medical sociology and more.
The Medical Humanities degree offers two concentrations: Pre-Medicine, which meets the typical application requirements for American medical and dental schools, and the Health Careers concentration, which will prepare you for a wide variety of health-related occupations. Concentrations are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.