PAH Medicine


Near and long term projections of demand for healthcare workers and services are virtually off the charts. Moreover, the precision medicine, automation, and data generation and analysis that attend the integration of humans and machines forecast by the Fourth Industrial Revolution will place even greater importance on the interpersonal and intercultural intelligences vital to meaningful and effective patient partnerships, which best support disease prevention and care. You'll develop these intelligences and train for this future in the BA in Applied Humanities with an emphasis in Medicine, and in the process learn to steward the wellbeing of individuals and communities around the world.

Core Courses
  • PAH 200 Introduction to Applied Humanities (3 units)
  • PAH 201 Applied Humanities Practice: Techniques and Technologies for Public Enrichment (3 units)
  • PAH 372 Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation, and Intercultural Relations (3 units)
  • PAH 383 Pre-Internship: Building Career Readiness (3 units)
  • PAH 420 Innovation and the Human Condition: Learning How to Improve Life in the Community and Beyond (3 units)
  • PAH 493 Internship (3 units)
  • PAH 498 Senior Capstone (3 units)
  • One elective (3 units) from the approved list.
Emphasis Courses
  • BSM 101 An Introduction to Medicine (2 units)
  • BSM 201 On Being a Healthcare Professional (3 units)
  • BSM 296 Careers in Medical Health Sciences (3 units)
  • BSM 301 Healthcare Professional Well-being (1 unit)
  • BSM 303 Difficult Conversations in Patient Care: The Art of Empathy (1 unit)
  • PHPM 310 Healthcare in the U.S. (3 units) OR HPS 433 Global Health (3 units) 
  • BSM 318 Medicine - Past, Present, and Future (3 units)
  • PHIL 321 Medical Ethics (3 units)

Emphasis courses cannot also count toward a minor in Medicine from the College of Medicine-Tucson.

Ready to Declare?

Thank you for your interest in Public and Applied Humanities. There are many benefits of majoring in Applied Humanities.

In Person

Meet in person with the Applied Humanities advisor.

Online Form

Complete the online major declaration form (NetID required). An academic advisor will follow up with more information as soon as possible. Please note that there may be slight delays during registration and other periods during the semester. If you have any questions, please contact