Jul 12, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Medical Humanities, BA

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1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

Three hours from:

I. Component Area Option

2. Foundation of Knowledge

Language Proficiency

Complete foreign language proficiency through the SFA 2132 level or sign language through the SFA 2302 level.

Additional Humanities

3. Medical Humanities Major

Anthropology Option

One course from:

Major Electives

Complete 18 hours as advised, with at least 12 hours advanced.

4. Required Minor

This program requires a minor in Combined Sciences Minor or Human Health Perspectives Minor.

5. General Electives

One to two credit hours of general electives as advised.

6. Minimum total hours: 120

Double-dipping Rule

Double-dipping is using the same course to fulfill two different requirements in a degree plan. Normally, students may not double-dip more than six to seven hours across their degree plan. Anything beyond that must be approved by the dean.

Writing Requirement

All students completing a degree program in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts must meet the standards for writing in the discipline set by their major. Students should see their departmental advisor for those standards.

College Advanced Hours

A minimum of 33 hours of advanced coursework (courses numbered 3000-4999) is required.

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year



Sophomore Year



  • Credit(s): 3
  • D. Language, Philosophy and Culture Credit(s): 3

  • I. Component Area Option Credit(s): 3

  • A. Communication Credit(s): 3
  • C. Life and Physical Sciences, Option (with lab) Credit(s): 4

Junior Year



  • Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • C. Life and Physical Sciences, Option (with lab) Credit(s): 4

  • Advanced Minor Credit(s): 3

Senior Year


  • Credit(s): 3
  • ANTH 3350 - Human Physical Variation Credit(s): 3
  • or

  • ANTH 4350 - Culture of Health and Medicine Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 6
  • Advanced Minor Credit(s): 3


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