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Health Science Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

Course Listings

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Health Science courses offered at Wittenberg.

Degree Requirements:

Minor in Health Science

Learning Goal 1: Basic human sciences (minimum of 8 credits)1

Core Courses

  • Biology 114N: Conception to Birth - 4 credits
  • Biology 120B: Human Health and Disease - 4 credits
  • Biology 125: Basic Human Physiology - 4 credits
  • Biology 129: Science Behind Addiction - 4 credits
  • Biology 215: Genetics - 5 credits
  • Biology 220B: Neurobiology - 5 credits
  • Biology 221: Pharmacology - 4 credits
  • Biology 223: Survey of Human Diseases - 4 credits
  • Biology 229: Science Behind Addiction - 4 credits
  • Biology 237: Microbiology - 5 credits
  • Biology 316: Molecular Genetics & Bioinformatics - 5 credits
  • Biology 325: Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 5 credits
  • Biology 326: Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credits
  • Health, Fitness, & Sport 250N: Nutrition - 4 credits
  • Health, Fitness, & Sport 204: Applied Anatomy - 4 credits
  • Health, Fitness, & Sport 270: Care and Prevention of Sport Injuries - 2 credits
  • Psychology 280: Topic: Psychopharmacology - 4 credits
  • Psychology 311B: Behavioral Neuroscience - 5 credits
  • Theatre and Dance 215N: Dance Kinesiology - 4 credits

Learning Goal 2: Interdisciplinary nature of health science (minimum of 8 of 20 credits)1

Core Courses

  • Communication 327: Health Communication - 4 credits
  • Economics 290: Topic: Health Economics - 4 credits
  • English 180A: Literature and Madness - 4 credits
  • Honors 300R: Bioethics - 4 credits OR Religion 378R: Bioethics - 4 credits
  • Philosophy 207: Science in Social Context - 4 credits
  • Political Science 209S: Topics: Comparative Health Care Policy
  • Psychology 212: Health Psychology - 4 credits
  • Psychology 231S: Child Development - 4 credits
  • Psychology 232: Psychology of Adolescence - 4 credits
  • Psychology 243: Community Psychology - 4 credits
  • Psychology 251: Abnormal Psychology - 4 credits
  • Psychology 252: Child Abnormal Psychology - 4 credits
  • Psychology 253: Introduction to Counseling - 4 credits
  • Psychology 280: Introduction to Clinical Psychology - 4 credits
  • Religion 213R/C: Religion and Medicine - 4 credits
  • Sociology 380: Identity, Self, and Society - 4 credits
  • Spanish 430: Intensive Spanish Conversation (Medical Spanish) - 2 credits

Learning Goal 3: Significant professional experience (0-4 credits):

Each student is required to complete either a clinical internship or medically related research. Up to 4 credits may be included in the minimum 20 credits required for the minor. The project need not be taken for credit, but must be of a scope worthy of receiving academic credit. At the conclusion of the internship or research project, the student will present the results in written, oral or professional poster format (format to be chosen in consultation with the student's research or internship advisor) to members of the Health Science Committee or in a public forum for final evaluation.

Goal 3 is fulfilled with fewer than 4 credits; additional coursework may be used from Learning Goal 1 or 2 to reach 20 credits.

  • Health Science 490: Clinical Internship2
  • Health Science 492: Directed Medical Research
  • Other significant professional experience deemed sufficient to meet this requirement

1 A maximum of 12 of the required 20 credits for the Health Science minor may come from the student's major and/or another minor department. For example, a student with a Biology major and Psychology minor will only be allowed to apply 12 credits from these two departments to the health science minor (e.g., 12 credits from Biology, OR 12 credits from Psychology, OR a mix from each department).

2 Prerequisites include junior or senior standing, completion of the Community Service requirement, and permission of the Clinical Internship Director

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