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  Dec 04, 2022
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Medical Humanities Major, (MHUA)BA or (MHUS)BS

A Medical Humanities major is offered as a collaboration between the College of Arts & Humanities  and the College of Sciences , providing students opportunities to pursue diverse career paths in both the humanities and sciences in careers such as medicine, health care policy, law, public health, management, patient advocacy, health journalism, bioethics, and health care consulting, as well as in academic careers in teaching, writing, and researching in universities in narrative medicine, literature and health, or history and medicine. Rather than limiting the student to a single focus, this interdisciplinary study allows for room to create a career path specific to the desires of the individual while laying a foundation for advanced degrees.

The determining factor for this degree will be the greater number of hours in either humanities or sciences.


Liberal Arts: 47

All majors at Harding are required to complete the 47-hour Liberal Arts  program.

Major Electives:

Choose courses from the elective menu below to make a total of 33 hours (including hours above). No more than three courses in this menu with the same prefix can count toward the major.


1 Course topic must be related to the medical field.

Minor: 18 hours

Remaining Bible/Electives: 30 hours

  • BDOC 3040  is counted above in the hours required for the major.

See Bible Class Enrollment policy here.   

Total Hours: 128