Philosophy and Medicine Concentration

The Philosophy and Medicine Concentration offers students one way of selecting classes that maximize the benefits of studying philosophy as a preparation for further study of medicine. Philosophy can help those in the medical professions to consider questions about personhood, the relationship of knowledge to action, and moral responsibility. Studying philosophy provides an excellent preparation for the problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical writing essential for the medical professions in general and for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in particular. The rigors of studying philosophy will also prepare students for the rigors of medical school.

Required Courses for Philosophy and Medicine Concentration

I. Philosophy Core (12 hours)

A. History: PHI 3310 and PHI 3312

B. Logic: PHI 1306 or PHI 1307 or PHI 4345

C. Ethics: PHI 3301

II. Philosophy and Medicine Concentration (18 hours)

A. Philosophy of Medicine Courses (9 hours)

1. PHI 1309

2. PHI 4363

3. PHI 4300

4. PHI 4325

5. PHI 4310

B. Electives (9 hours) *Pre-health options listed below, others available--please refer to the course catalogue for further recommendations.

1. PSY 4339

2. REL 4395

3. SOC 4353