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HONORS INTEGRATED MINOR IN HEALTH

Develop interdisciplinary, systems-level thinking around issues of population health in order to understand and address health outcomes and achieve greater health equity and healthy societies.

Take courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to develop a deep and nuanced understanding of the historical, social and environmental ecology of health and illness over place and time.

Complete your Honors requirements in a coordinated fashion around a common theme and with a cohort of peers.

Students in the Honors Integrated minor will choose from two tracks: Global (focusing on global health and including a multi-week summer intensive abroad) and Utah (focusing on US health disparities and including local community engagement).

The program is directed by Dr. Melissa Watt, Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences.

If you are an incoming or current Honors College student and are interested, apply to the Honors Integrated Minor in Health (application includes short essay responses).

Global


Who: 25 Honors students, open to all majors

What: Download curriculum overview

  • 1 course Fall 2023: HONOR 2114 IT History of Medicine
  • 2 courses Spring 2024: HONOR 2951 Foundations of Global Health + HONOR 3602 IT Africa
  • 2 courses Summer 2024 intensive: HONOR 3280 Ecology and Evolution of Human Disease + HONOR 3260 Community engagement for health and development
  • 1 course Fall 2024: HONOR 2211 Writing in Honors

Where: The UU Honors College is partnering with the Organization for Tropical Studies to create a 5-week Global Health experience in South Africa.
Cost: Approx. $8000 plus airfare (approx. $1500-$2500), with need-based scholarships available

Apply for 2023-2024

“My experience in Rio Mesa helped me understand that the art of knowing, science, and/or ethics weaves together social and cosmological values. I used to wonder how the holistic view of body, mind, and spirit affected the way of living, but I am filled with gratitude to say that this journey has changed my perspective regarding spiritual well-being, as well as discovered a new respect for nature. Through this opportunity, I was able to get out of my comfort zone, and I am happy to say the course created a very special bond within my cohort, as well as memories that will forever be cherished.” 

– Jessica Venegas

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Utah


Who: 25 Honors students, open to all majors
What: Download curriculum overview

  • 2 courses Fall 2023: HONOR 2455 Social Determinants of Health + HONOR 2114 IT: History of Medicine
  • 2 courses Spring 2024: HONOR 3280 Ecology and Evolution of Human Disease + HONOR 2211 Writing in Honors
  • 1 course Fall 2024: HONOR 2810 IT: Health, Land and Traditions
  • 1 elective (any semester)

Cost: No costs in addition to typical semester tuition, fees, etc.
Where: The University of Utah with excursions in Salt Lake City Fall 2023 and to Rio Mesa in Fall 2024

Apply for 2023-2024