Drawing upon Lewis & Clark’s strong culture of interdisciplinary learning, the Health Studies 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. The minor is multidisciplinary, bringing together coursework, internship experiences, and scholarly activity across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor provides the statistical and scientific foundation necessary for students interested in fields such as public health, healthcare administration, and healthcare policy alongside the narrative, psychological, and cultural contexts that supplement the coursework of those interested in medicine, physical therapy, and other clinical careers. Leveraging our renowned overseas and off-campus programs, students may apply up to 12 credits toward the minor from an approved overseas study program focused on public health. All students will have a health-related internship in Portland or overseas as part of their capstone experience.

Check out the course catalog for up to date details on course requirements for the Health Studies Minor.