The Honors College Health and Human Values minor allows students to learn about health and medicine through social sciences and humanities perspectives. The minor provides students with a unique preparation for medical school admission and for professional success, by enhancing their understanding of medicine beyond the basics of science.
The minor requires a minimum of 18 units: An introductory course (HNRS 250), a three-unit internship (HNRS 396H), a capstone (HNRS 498), and 9 units of approved elective courses. Electives are special one-time collaborations between the Honors College and professors in departments throughout campus. Elective options are announced on a semester-to-semester basis.
Students who are interested in graduation with honors in Health and Human Values may do so by turning the 3-unit capstone into a 6-unit research experience.
Per university policy, up to 6 units of minor coursework may be double-dipped with tier II general education requirements.
Declaring the Minor
Students must be an Honors student and must fill out an application in order to apply to the minor. Applications are open in the fall semester, and students will be notified regarding acceptance. Once students are accepted they must enroll in HNRS 250 in the following spring semester.
The minor is completed as a cohort. Students complete the introductory course in spring of the sophomore or first year, electives and internship in the junior/ sophomore year, and the capstone in fall of the senior year. The minor is not available to student that have fewer than 3 semester remaining at UA. If you are interested in this minor and want more information please contact the Honors College at (520) 621-6901.