Medical and Health Humanities, Pre-Law

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree BA, Medical and Health Humanities

Program Director Amanda M. Caleb, PhD

For more information about Pre-Law contact Brian F. Carso, JD, PhD

Medical and Health Humanities majors interested in the legal profession may specialize in pre-law. Misericordia’s pre-law specialization was developed in accordance with the Association of American Law Schools, which recommends that prospective law students have a broad liberal arts background. The combination of Medical and Health Humanities and pre-law offers excellent preparation for the Law School Admission Test and the graduate study of law.

Upon satisfactory completion of the major program requirements and the pre-law program requirements, the student will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical and Health Humanities with a pre-law specialization. Medical and Health Humanities, pre-law students must fulfill the general and specific requirements of the university and of the major as stated in the catalog for retention in the program and for recommendation to law school.

Pre-law students should register at the pre-law director’s office, where advice on course selection and information concerning the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and law schools can be obtained.

Students in the Medical and Health Humanities, pre-law specialization must complete the following requirements in addition to those in the Medical and Health Humanities major and University’s Core Curriculum; the total number of credits required for graduation with the Medical and Health Humanities, pre-law specialization is 122.

Pre-Law Medical and Health Humanities BA Degree

Sequence of Required Courses (all courses three credits, unless otherwise noted)

First Year

First Semester (Total Credits 15)

ENG/RLS University Writing Seminar

ENG/RLS core

POL 100: American National Government

PHL 100: Introduction to Philosophy

MTH Bank A

Second Semester (Total Credits 15)

ENG/RLS core

ENG/RLS core

POL 103: Global Politics

PHL core

MTH Bank B

Second Year

First Semester (Total Credits 16)

SOC/PSY/BUS core

FA core

BIO 211: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)

MHH 201: Intro to Medical & Health Humanities

POL 210: Intro to American Legal System

Second Semester (Total Credits 16)

FA core

MHH elective

BIO 212: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)

PHL 310: Medical Ethics

POL 211: Trial in American Life

Third Year

First Semester (Total Credits 15-16)

SCI core (3-4 credits)

HIS 342: History of Medicine & Health OR PHL 315: Philosophy of Medicine

MHH elective

POL 410: American Constitutional Law

Free elective

Second Semester (Total Credits 15)

ENG 305: Literature and Medicine

MHH 350: Fieldwork

MHH 301: Medical Narrative

POL 411: Constitutional Encounter

SOC/PSY/BUS Core

Fourth Year

First Semester (Total Credits 15)

MHH 401:Senior Seminar OR MHH 450: Senior Thesis

MHH elective

POL 450: Law Internship I

BUS 352: Business Law

Free elective

Second Semester (Total Credits 15)

MHH elective

POL 451: Law Internship II

POL elective

Free elective

Free elective