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Health Humanities (BS)

A student cheers at a cultural event.

Investigate the impacts of health and wellness on the individual, explore courses from literature to public health to history, and discover a personal, creative path to your healthcare career. 

Overview & Distinctions

Overview

As a student in our unique Bachelor of Science in Health Humanities program, you'll begin a path to medical school or a healthcare career that understands the importance of creative thought and exploring the human experience. You'll learn to think critically about the complex social and cultural issues that define how we understand human health and medicine. 

Through experiential learning, internship opportunities, and interesting coursework, you'll learn to develop creative solutions to healthcare issues affecting individuals and the greater community, and you'll lay the foundation for a successful career that focuses on the future of people-focused healthcare.

WHY CHOOSE D'YOUVILLE?

A Leader in Healthcare Education

At D'Youville, our students learning experiences extend beyond a single program and connect students learning across all of our healthcare fields. When you graduate, you won't practice in a bubble and we ensure that's how you learn here. You'll explore all of our healthcare fields to find the one that is the perfect fit for you and your future.

Service at Our Core

At the heart of the D'Youville mission is our dedication to serving our communities. Through service opportunities, study abroad experiences, and community leadership our students care for our communities, locally and globally, and our graduates are leaders in their fields and work in rewarding careers.

Designed For Your Success

From small class sizes to engaged faculty who know your name and are always willing to help, our programs are designed and delivered in a way we know will lead to your success. In the Health Humanities BS program, your advisor will work with you to tailor a learning experience that meets your academic needs and lets you build towards your career passions.

AUTOMATIC MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION

When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application!

Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. And unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville because we use a realistic 2.25 GPA requirement to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarships GPA Scholarship Amount
President's 88+ $14,000
Founder's 83 - 87.9 $12,000
Dean's 80 - 82.9 $10,000
Transfer 3.5+ $5,500
Transfer 3.25 - 3.49 $5,000
Transfer 3.0 - 3.24 $4,500
Transfer 2.75 - 2.99 $4,000

Find more information and additional scholarships on our scholarships page.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission Requirements

At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville. While we don't require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores, if you have taken or intend to take a standardized test we encourage you to submit your scores if you'd like them to be evaluated as part of your application.

First Time in College Freshman Requirements:

  • Submitted application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts
    • An overall weighted GPA of 80 with successful completion of high school graduation requirements and four years of math, history, english, and science.

Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Standardized SAT/ACT test scores
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Transfer Admission Required Review Criteria:

  • Submitted application for admission
    • Applications are free of charge and can be found on our apply webpage.
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  • Cumulative GPA of 2

 Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Coursework relevant to major of interest
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Courses & Curriculum

Courses & Curriculum

In the Bachelor of Science in Health Humanities program you'll learn in traditional humanities courses in fine arts, social sciences, history, and more you'll begin to discover the health subjects that most interest you and where you fit into the healthcare field as you explore topics, programs, and careers in healthcare.

With the help of your academic advisor, you'll individualize your course of study to focus on the outcome that most interests you, from specific professional goals to further study in an advanced program. In the program, you'll benefit from:

  • Small classes sizes designed for one-on-one learning
  • Instructors who have a deep history of work in the field and experience in the classroom.
  • A program design that builds on a background in science and a drive for community leadership to develop the skills needed for the future of healthcare.
Students in a course designed around the Black Plague.

Students explore the history of plagues and community health in an interactive course on the Black Plague.

Careers

Careers

Graduates of the Health Humanities BS program are prepared to enter the workforce as health humanists, a growing job sector that focuses on the translation of information and practice from the health profession to the patient and community.  

During your studies, you'll be one of the first classes of students to benefit from collaborative learning experiences and opportunities for learning in our Healthcare Professions Hub, a state-of-art learning facility and working clinic that prepares students to work in real-world settings.

Graduates who are interested in continuing their education will be uniquely prepared to enter medical school or one of D'Youville's own advanced healthcare programs:

Learn More About D'Youville

Explore how our combined degree programs, automatic scholarship considerations, and low-cost living expenses make D’Youville an unprecedented value in higher education. Or discover how experiences like our unique honors program help students take their education even further.