Health Studies Minor: How it Works

Are you interested in studying health and healing from multiple perspectives? The Health Studies Minor is a great place to start. For students planning to pursue clinical or research careers, for those passionate about policy work, and for everyone in between, the Health Studies Minor is a space to explore, learn, and discover together.

Drawing upon Lewis & Clark’s strong culture of interdisciplinary learning, the Health Studies minor recognizes the central role health plays in our lives and the value of a liberal-arts approach to solving the world’s current and future 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, counseling, and healthcare policy alongside the narrative, psychological, and cultural contexts that supplement the coursework of those interested in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and other clinical careers.