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A pathway to a career that understands the intersection of health, community and environment. Earn a BA or BS and begin your journey towards medical school, careers in healthcare, community service organizations and more.

Why Choose D'Youville?

A Leader in Healthcare Education

At D’Youville our students’ learning experiences extend beyond a single program. Students are connected across the many healthcare programs offered here. Health Humanities is intended to provide an alternative pathway and an academic home to students from diverse backgrounds who are seeking a future in the health professions, with an infinity for humanities studies.

Service at Our Core

To serve their communities healthcare providers have a firm understanding of how and why different belief systems, cultural biases, ethnic origins, family structures and other culturally determined factors influence the way in which people experience illness.

Designed For Your Success

You will have the opportunity to explore all of our healthcare fields to find the one that is the perfect fit for you and your future. You will learn through experiential learning, interesting coursework and developing creative solutions to healthcare issues affecting individuals and the greater community. You will develop skills that lay the foundation for a successful career that focuses on the future of people focused healthcare and to think critically about the complex social and cultural issues that define how we understand human health and medicine.

What you'll learn:

  • Ethics, Health, and Human Spirit emphasizes ethical reasoning, the ethical impact of health policy, and the spiritual dimensions of human well-being.
  • Health and the Arts emphasizes artistic representations of the human body, health and illness, artistic engagement with environments and related experiences.
  • Society, Health, and Behavior emphasizes the historical and political dimensions that can affect health and individual wellbeing, as well as behavioral determinants of health, with an emphasis on diversity and equity.

Courses & Curriculum

In the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Health Humanities program you'll learn in traditional humanities courses in fine arts, social sciences, history, and more. You'll begin to discover the health subjects that most interest you and where you fit into the healthcare field as you explore topics, programs, and careers in healthcare. Your advisor will work with you to tailor a learning experience that meets your academic needs and lets you build towards your career passions.

    You'll benefit from:

    • Small classes sizes designed for one-on-one learning.
    • Instructors who have a deep history of work in the field and experience in the classroom.
    • A program design that builds on a background in science and a drive for community leadership to develop the skills needed for the future of healthcare.
      Interprofessional Simulation Center
      Students participating in simulation at the Health Professions Hub

      Admission Requirements

      At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville.

      First Time in College Student Requirements:
      • Submitted application for admission
      • Official high school transcripts
        • An overall weighted GPA of 80 with successful completion of high school graduation requirements and four years of math, history, english, and science.
      Transfer Admission Required Review Criteria
      • Submitted application for admission
        • Applications are free of charge and can be found on our apply webpage.
      • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
      • Cumulative GPA of 2


      Graduates of the Health Humanities BA or BS program are prepared to enter the workforce as health humanists, a growing job sector that focuses on the translation of information and practice from the health profession to the patient and community.  

      During your studies, you'll be one of the first classes of students to benefit from collaborative learning experiences and opportunities for learning in our Healthcare Professions Hub, a state-of-art learning facility and working clinic that prepares students to work in real-world settings.

      Graduates who are interested in continuing their education will be uniquely prepared to enter medical school or one of D'Youville's own advanced healthcare programs: