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Medical and Health Humanities undergraduate certificate
Medical and health humanities is a multidisciplinary investigation of medical and health-related topics.
This certificate program allows students pursuing careers in health or health-related majors including medicine, dentistry, nursing, athletic training, child life, and social work to broaden their understanding of medicine and health by incorporating the diverse perspectives of a variety of disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences.
Students must be degree-seeking students to receive the certificate. The certificate will be awarded at the same time as the degree is awarded.
Why Study Medical and Health Humanities at Grand Valley?
- Broaden your understanding of medicine and health while enriching your major plan of study.
- Faculty devoted to teaching, scholarship, and mentoring. You are also supported by welcoming and knowledgeable staff members.
- Research and internship opportunities.
- With a certificate, you can create stackable credentials that enhance your degree and bolster your resume.
- Certificates can be completed in one year or less.
For More InformationDepartment of History
Mackinac Hall D-1-160
Location & Format
Classes for this certificate are on the Grand Valley Allendale Campus.
The medical and humanities certificate requires 11 to 12 credits. Required:
- HST 370 - History of Medicine and Health
The additional eight to nine credits are to be completed by taking one course from each of the three course categories:
- Perspectives on human health and development
- Perspectives related to end of life
- Ethics in health and medicine
No more than two courses can have the same department prefix. Students can only apply two courses from the certificate toward a major and another two to a minor. Some honors courses may be used to fulfill certificate requirements; sign off will be handled on a case-by-case basis. See gvsu.edu/catalog for course details.