Medical Humanities Minor

The medical humanities minor at Western Michigan University is beneficial for students who wish to understand the humanistic elements of health and health care, including their psychosocial, ethical, religious, literary and artistic aspects. In particular, the minor will be of interest to students pursuing careers in:

  • Health sciences—medical humanities will positively influence how students approach patient care, allowing them to view patients with greater empathy and awareness.
  • Traditional disciplines in the humanities—students will encounter and explore the human condition as it relates to health-related adversity and triumph.


Courses may not count for credit twice for different programs (your major and the medical humanities minor).

List of courses


Flexibility is a fundamental benefit of the medical humanities minor. Speak with a medical humanities advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences advising office about which combination of courses would best suit your individual interests.