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Philosophy: Medicine, Health, and Human Values Emphasis Area, BA


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Program Description


The Medicine, Health, and Human Values Emphasis Area of the Philosophy major consists of the standard Philosophy curriculum with the following special requirements:

  • PHIL 3460 - Biomedical Ethics  is required of Medicine, Health, and Human Values Emphasis Area students.
  • Medicine, Health, and Human Values Emphasis Area students are required to satisfy a three-credit Ethics/Social-Political Theory distribution requirement instead of the Value Theory distribution requirement in the standard Philosophy major.
  • Medicine, Health, and Human Values Emphasis Area students are required to select nine credits outside of philosophy from a list of courses related to Medicine, Health, and Human Values.

Pre-medicine/Pre-professional health students majoring in Philosophy should consult the departmental advisor for assistance with selecting appropriate coursework.

Program Requirements


Medicine, Health, and Human Values Emphasis Area Major Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Global Challenges Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • South Carolina REACH Act Requirement 3 Credits 4
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Global Challenges Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 6 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Study Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Study Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 122


Footnotes


1 See Medicine, Health, and Human Values Emphasis Area Major Requirements above.

2 See General Education Requirements .

3 Students must complete through 2020 in any modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement  at Clemson University statement.

4 See the South Carolina REACH Act Requirement in the Academic Regulations  section.

5 See Minors .

6 In consultation with their advisor, students select 12 credits from 3000-4000-level courses in any area other than PHIL to complement their course of study. Minor courses at the 3000-4000 level may count towards this requirement.

NOTE: A transfer course may not be used to satisfy the General Education Global Challenges Requirement. While a transfer course may fulfill other degree requirements, students must enroll in a Clemson course(s) on the Global Challenges list to fulfill the Global Challenges Requirement.

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