• <a href="/live/image/gid/182/width/650/87661_Students_Watzek_PEO-C1b-1015-0019.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image87661"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87661_Students_Watzek_PEO-C1b-1015-0019.rev.1615586887.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87661_Students_Watzek_PEO-C1b-1015-0019.rev.1615586887.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87661_Students_Watzek_PEO-C1b-1015-0019.rev.1615586887.jpg" alt="Students in discussion at Watzek Library." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="1585" data-max-h="1057" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Students in discussion at Watzek Library.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/182/width/650/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86537"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.jpg" alt="Our newest minor recognizes the growing interest students have in public health and the value of ..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/182/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86537_Health_Studies_main_image.rev.1607736906.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3067" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Our newest minor recognizes the growing interest students have in public health and the value of a liberal arts approach to solving the world’s current and future public health challenges. </div>

Are you interested in healthcare and healing? Welcome!


If you are pursuing medicine, nursing, physical therapy, or a clinical career, the Health Studies minor provides the narrative, psychological, and cultural contexts to supplement your coursework. If you are curious about fields such as public health, counseling, or healthcare policy, the minor offers you the statistical and scientific foundation necessary to pursue your path.

We recognize the central role public health plays in our lives and the value of a liberal arts approach to solving the world’s current and future health challenges. That’s why a multidisciplinary team of faculty here at Lewis & Clark have introduced the Health Studies minor, bringing together coursework, internship experiences, and scholarly activity across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Students in our program have the opportunity to take learning out of the classroom and into the community through health-related internships, community collaborations, and overseas study.

  • I founded a nonprofit called CareMeKuc in the beginning of college that partners with local stakeholders to rehabilitate child soldiers in northern Uganda. As part of that, I worked with chemistry professor Janis Lochner to address local dietary health problems such as kwashiorkor.

    Max Clary BA ’18
    Evergreen, Colorado
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  • I immediately felt welcomed into such a loving and caring community.

    Saheli Singh BA ’22
    Pomona, California
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  • I work with a great team of students who all care about making sure that we provide a sense of community.

    Talia Lichtenberg BA ’20
    West Linn, Oregon
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