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Courses of Interest for Pre-Health Students

In addition to the many interesting academic programs at Syracuse, including ILMs like Neuroscience and Ethics, we also offer minors in Public Health, Medical Anthropology, and Human Development and Family Science. Irrespective to your major, whether you select an ILM, or complete a minor, there are hundreds of courses at Syracuse that will complement your pre-health interests. The following is a solid list to get you started exploring!

Note: courses are in the College of Arts and Sciences and other schools/colleges

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Anthropology courses

  • ANT 111 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 121 Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • ANT 185 Global Encounters: Comparing World Views & Values Cross Culturally
  • ANT 357 Health, Healing and Culture
  • ANT 363 Anthropology of Family Life
  • ANT 415 Culture & Personality
  • ANT 382 Health in the Middle East
  • ANT 434 Anthropology of Death
  • ANT 455 Culture and Aids
  • ANT 462 Culture and Reproductive Health and Medicine
  • ANT 463 Global Health
  • ANT 465 Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 466 Culture and Sexual Behavior
  • ANT 467 Culture and Mental Disorders
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Sociology courses

  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 102 Social Problems
  • SOC 281 Sociology of Families
  • SOC 335 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC 343 The Deviance Process
  • SOC 364 Aging and Society
  • SOC 421 Population Issues
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Health and Wellness courses

  • HTW 121 Personal and Social Health
  • HTW 221 Community Health Promotion
  • HTW 301 Holistic Healing Practices
  • HTW 302 Influencing Health Behavior
  • HTW 304 Community Health Education
  • HTW 305 Community Mental Health
  • HTW 307 Culturally Competent Health Care
  • HTW 309 Health Disparities and Underserved Populations
  • HTW 311 Health Literacy
  • HTW 401 Epidemiology
  • HTW 407 Motivational Interviewing for Behavorial Change
  • HTW 415 Public Health Ethics
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Human Development courses

  • HFS 202 Family Development
  • HFS 202 Development/Young Children and Family
  • HFS 225 Interpersonal Competence
  • HFS 325 Children and Families in Health Care Setting
  • HFS 345 The Developing Infant
  • HFS 363 Midlife Development and Gerontology
  • HFS 467 Child and Family in Cross Cultural Perspectives
  • HFS 423 Death, Dying & Loss: Child and Family Perspectives
  • HFS 458 Science of Caring and Sharing
  • HFS 482 Development in Immigrant & Refugee Families
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Policy courses

  • PST 101 Intro to the Analysis of Public Policy
  • PST 416 Community Problem Solving
  • HTW 402 Implementing and Evaluating Health Programs
  • HTW 403 Community-Based Health Policy and Research
  • HTW 404 Comparative Health Policy
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Ethics courses

  • PHI 393 Contemporary Ethics
  • PHI 398 Medical Ethics
  • PHI 493 Contemporary Ethical Issues
  • REL 255 Psychology, Spirituality, Love and Ethics
  • BIO 300 Stem Cells and Society (cross-listed with REL & PHI)
  • HTW 436 Ethics in Addiction Services
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Communication and Rhetorical Studies courses

  • CRS 331 Interpersonal Communication
  • CRS 225 Public Advocacy
  • CRS 430 Intercultural Communication
  • HFS 326 Developmental Perspectives in Medical Language
  • PST 410 Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Skills
  • PST 424 Conflict Resolution in Groups
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Critical Inquiry courses

  • MAX 123 Critical Issues for the United States
  • MAX 132 Global Community
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Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine Interest (minor in Exercise Science in School of Ed) courses

  • PPE 295 Introduction to Exercise Science
  • PPE 385 Motor Behavior Across the Lifespan
  • PPE 486 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
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Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology or Counseling courses

  • PSY 335 Psychology of Childhood
  • PSY 336 Psychology of Adolescent
  • PSY 337 Psychology of Adult Life
  • PSY 445 Behavior Disorders of Children
  • PSY 274 Social Psychology
  • PSY 382 Health Psychology
  • PSY 393 Personality
  • PSY 395 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 415 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
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Neuroscience

  • PSY/NEU 223 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY 322 Cognitive Psychology
  • BIO 496 Neuroscience and Society
  • BIO 407 Advanced Neuroscience
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Courses focusing on Addictions

  • HTW 318 Alcohol, Other Drugs, Sex and Gambling: Dynamics of Addiction
  • HTW 408 Addictions in Cultural Context
  • HTW 409 The Impact of Addictions on Families and Relationships
  • PSY 431 Alcohol Use and Abuse
  • PSY 315 Drugs and Human Behavior
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Courses in the "Consortium for Culture and Medicine"

The Consortium for Culture and Medicine (CCM) is a cooperative interdisciplinary program of Le Moyne College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Syracuse University.

  • Culture and Reproductive Health and Medicine
  • Ethics and the Health Professions
  • Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective
  • Public Health Ethics
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1-Credit Courses