Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare and Medical Humanities

Bring Your Future Into Focus

Earn a Degree That Leads to Measured Impact

Now more than ever, there’s a growing need to address inequities in healthcare that leave vulnerable populations behind. The Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare and Medical Humanities from Wilson College Online combines principles of health sciences and liberal arts so that you can gain critical skills of compassion, observation, communication, and diagnosis—transforming you into a healthcare professional who takes an elevated approach to holistic care.

Whether you’re focused on the clinical or nonclinical side of medicine, our unique program will prepare you to advance your career, make a greater impact in your community, and discover the healthcare path you’ve always dreamed of.

Choose Wilson for Your Healthcare and Medical Humanities Degree

Our online degree provides an interdisciplinary approach that will hone your ability to perceive, observe, interpret, and empathize in both clinical and nonclinical healthcare settings. During your time in the program, you’ll learn to:

  • Improve your communication skills with other healthcare personnel
  • Develop strong patient-provider relationships through building trust
  • Delve into sociocultural awareness and self-reflection
  • Understand strategies for problem-solving, conflict resolution, and stress management

What Will You Do With Your Medical and Healthcare Humanities Degree?

A degree in healthcare and medical humanities prepares you for a variety of careers in both the clinical and nonclinical fields of healthcare. The program is also a great steppingstone to graduate-level medical or nursing programs.

Some potential career paths include:

Clinical

  • Social work
  • Mental health
  • Occupational therapy

Nonclinical

  • Health administration
  • Patient advocacy
  • Public health or community health
  • Medical or pharmaceutical sales
  • Health education

Curriculum & Courses

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

COM 220

Interpersonal Communication

3 credit hours

GS 240

Global Health

3 credit hours

HSC 222

Narrative Medicine

3 credit hours

PHI 205

Bioethics

3 credit hours

- or -

PHI 230

Healthcare Ethics

3 credit hours

PSY 110

Introduction to Psychology

3 credit hours

- or -

SOC 120

Introduction to Sociology

3 credit hours

RLS 223

Death and Dying

3 credit hours

HUM 300

Healthcare and Medical Humanities Service Project

3 credit hours

MSN: Education Degree Requirements

Required Courses

NUR 530

Health Assessment-Adv Practice Nurse

3 credit hours

NUR 533

Advanced Pharmacology

3 credit hours

NUR 535

Advanced Pathophysiology

3 credit hours

NUR 536

Fnd of Nursing Education and Curriculum

3 credit hours

NUR 537

Outcomes and Program Evaluation

3 credit hours

NUR 538

Teaching Practices

3 credit hours

MSN: Nursing Leadership and Management Degree Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 567

Process Reengineering & Change Mgt

3 credit hours

- or -

BUS 581

Advanced Strategic Planning

3 credit hours

BUS 549

Leadership Models and Practices

3 credit hours

BUS-5xx/NUR-5xx

Graduate Elective in BUS or NUR

3 credit hours

NUR 540

Healthcare Systems

3 credit hours

BUS 545

Healthcare Finance I

3 credit hours

BUS 546

Healthcare Finance II

3 credit hours

Healthcare and Medical Humanities Electives

One additional course in ethical thinking.

Choose from any ETH-designated course in environmental studies, philosophy, or religion studies.

One course in close reading.

Choose from any LIT-designated course at the 300 level in English, religion studies, Spanish, or women’s studies—or AWS 305: Ancient Medicine.

One course in visual analysis.

Choose from any course in art history or film, PHI 335: Aesthetics, or WS 321: Feminist Theory: Visual Culture.

One course in human problems, experiences, and perspectives.

Choose from any course at the 200 level or higher in sociology; or any non-laboratory course at the 200 level or higher in psychology.

One course in executing/embodying perspectives.

Choose from any course in studio art, creative writing, or dance performance/choreography.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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$360 per credit hour

6-14 credits per semester

6-14 credits per semester

Financial assistance and payment plans available

Financial assistance and payment plans available

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at $360 per credit hour as a private college—which is lower than the national average cost of four-year public universities. Plus, our dedicated financial services team will help you get the aid you deserve.

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Personal Learning Environment

Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures every student gets the individualized attention they deserve.

Flexible Coursework

Flexible Coursework

Asynchronous coursework allows you to work at your own pace with no set class times—enabling you to earn a degree when and where it makes sense for you.

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Attentive Faculty

Our devoted faculty truly care about your success, both in the classroom and beyond. Their virtual door is always open for mentorship, career advice, and academic support.

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Regional Recognition

Wilson College provides the opportunity for transformative education, which is why U.S. News named the institution among the Top Performers on Social Mobility in the North.

Ethical Education

Ethical Education

Our liberal studies emphasis creates agents of justice who fuel meaningful positive change in society. You’ll learn to put your accounting degree toward social good.

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Sense of Belonging

Our online programs honor Wilson’s rich history of providing accessible and inclusive education. No matter your background, you belong at Wilson.

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We know you're more than just a student and you have many responsibilities outside of school. That’s why we offer flexible, asynchronous online courses that allow you to study at your own pace, on your own schedule.

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What You Need for Admission

We believe in equitable education and the individuality of every student. Each student has had their own experiences that have led them to Wilson, and those specific experiences should be weighed when a student is applying for admission.

That’s why Wilson College Online reviews every application on a holistic, case-by-case basis, without any steadfast GPA or standardized test score requirements. Every student's application is assessed solely on their own merits, not against any hardline admission requirements.

Required Documents for
First-Time-in-College Applicants

  • Official high school transcript

Required Documents for
Transfer Applicants

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript(s)

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women’s college in 1869, Wilson College’s mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention and support to ensure our students succeed.

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