2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Medical Humanities, B.A.

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The Medical Humanities major is designed to prepare students to succeed in diverse health-related fields and/or graduate study.  The interdisciplinary degree integrates the humanities with science-focused education, emphasizing disciplines such as philosophy, the arts, literature, history, and the social sciences for a more empathetic and holistic understanding of health and illness. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree allows students to create their own focus of study. In each path of study, students will analyze issues of health, wellness, and illness through an interdisciplinary lens and explore the historical, philosophical, artistic, and religious/spiritual backgrounds of the medical sciences. Additionally, students will synthesize the ethical and social features of health, illness, and medicine. 

All students majoring in the Medical Humanities will take a 21-semester-hour core. Two curricular concentrations are available in the Medical Humanities: students can follow the Pre-Med curriculum (44-semester hour credits), which includes broad training in the sciences in addition to humanities coursework, or they can choose to focus their studies more deeply in the humanities with the Health Humanities track (18-semester hour credits). Both options provide flexibility to students to craft a curriculum that fits their interests while still providing essential instruction in the Medical Humanities.

Note: Pre-Med Specialization offered only at University Campus.

Technology Competency Skills

Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills                                             

Technology is threaded through our personal, professional, and educational interactions. To successfully manage these interactions - specifically relating to education and employment - our students must have the ability to navigate and operate essential computer functions, beyond social media. Demonstrating competency of basic technology skills is essential for the success of all Saint Leo University students.

Saint Leo University requires undergraduate students to demonstrate technology competency prior to degree conferral. These technology competency skills can be satisfied through a waiver exam, microcredential module, or academic course (COM-140 or equivalent, earning a grade of C or better within 10 years). Education majors should complete EDU 228: Educational Technology to fulfill the technology requirement. Students should meet with their advisors to discuss options and establish a plan to satisfy the graduation requirement.

Technology Competency Skills Microcredential:

A self-paced, online module designed to develop and reinforce computer competencies and literacy. The module introduces general computer operations using current computing technologies and software. Selected topics include the Internet, security and safety, digital communication practices, operating systems, as well as creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Satisfactory completion of this microcredential meets the Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills graduation requirement. Upon completion of the microcredential, students will earn a digital badge. This badge can be shared as confirmation of demonstrated skill and ability. This course is not covered by financial aid.

Technology Competency Skills Waiver Exam:

Students may take the technology competency skills waiver exam to satisfy the Saint Leo University technology competency skill requirement. The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and the Internet. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74% to pass. 

University Campus Only Course Requirements

University Explorations (42 credit hours)

Program Core Requirements

Health Humanities Specialization

Students will take one course in each of the four categories for a total of 12 credits and then an additional 18 credits from any of the category.

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.

Total Credits: 120

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