Minor in Health, Medicine, and Society

The Health, Medicine, and Society minor is a program of study for undergraduate students who are interested in the health and medical professions. Humanities and social science perspectives on health and medicine equip students to address important topics, such as the ethics of biomedical research, the nature of medical discovery, the relationships among race, health, and gender, the global impact of public health, and the cost of health care delivery. Understanding these and related issues is essential to developing informed, thoughtful, and ethically enlightened leaders in the fields of health and medicine.

Program of Study

The multi-disciplinary Health, Medicine, and Society minor must comprise at least 15 credit hours, of which at least 9 credit hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

A multidisciplinary minor may contain courses in a student’s major field of study. A maximum of 6 credit hours of such courses may be used to satisfy the course requirements for the minor, provided these courses are not also used to satisfy any course requirement in the student’s major degree program.

Required Courses
HTS 2080Intro Hist Disease & Med3
LMC 2300Intro Biomedicine & Cult3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Health Economics
Soc of Medicine & Health
History of Medicine
Sem Health Med & Society
Literature & Medicine
Biomedicine & Culture
Seminar Biomed & Culture
Special Topics (Race, Science, and Medicine)
Special Topics (Stem Cell Science, Ethics and Policy)
Special Topics (Health Care Law, Policy, and Ethics)
Total Credit Hours15
  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research . Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.