What is a medicine, health and culture minor?

Health and disease affect the whole person, so a full understanding of wellness requires gaining social, psychological, cultural, religious, historical, economic, legal and philosophical perspectives. The medicine, health and culture interdisciplinary minor at Furman explores and critiques traditional, historical and contemporary paradigms of medical care and the intricacies of health and healing as a way of bringing depth to your chosen educational path.

Why study medicine, health and culture at Furman?

As a private liberal arts and sciences university, Furman provides an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary studies, allowing students to make connections between multiple areas of interest. The medicine, health and culture minor includes course work from more than 10 different academic disciplines. Small class sizes facilitate one-on-one access to faculty members who are among the best in their fields. Get in touch with our admissions team to learn more.

How will you learn?

Research projects are a significant part of the Furman experience, and students in the medicine, health and culture minor will have many opportunities to share their research with the campus community. Field work and independent study also factor into the minor, as well as international study options focused on global health inequities. And many students participate in internships to help them explore their passions. Visit our campus or request information to learn more.

Medicine, health and culture courses: What will you study?

Sample courses include:

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