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The HPP has three main Cores: 

1) Science/Quantitative: four courses in the natural and social sciences, math, and computer science

2) SHIP: two interdisciplinary courses in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, with one in each category:

a) Cultural and Social Determinants of Health, and 

b) Artistic and Intellectual Responses to Health and Disease

3) Experiential: two required components,

a) two seminar series at RFU and 

b)  a “keystone project”

Science/Quantitative Core  SHIP Core (Science and Health from an Interdisciplinary Perspective) Experiential Core 
Both of the courses below  One course from each category Both of the activities listed below 
MATH 150 Probability and Statistics (Q) OR ECON/BUSN130 (Q) OR PSYC 221 (NS) (T) a. Cultural and Social Determinants of Health: a1. Core seminar series at RFU:
Introduction to Healthcare Professions Seminar Series (will be offered spring 2021)
BIOL 120 Organismal Biology + Lab (NS)
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I + Lab (NS)
ES 382 Political Ecology of Infectious Diseases (SS) a2. One additional series at RFU from the following list
Starting 2021-2022
Plus any two courses from the following list HIST 284 Epidemic Disease in Western History (H, GP) Community, Culture, and Health Seminar series
BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (NS) HIST 326 Identity and Body in Medieval Europe (GP, W) Interprofessionalism Seminar Series
BIOL 220 Ecology and Evolution + lab (NS) (T) PHIL 205 Medical Ethics (H) Teamwork Seminar Series
BIOL 221 Molecules, Genes, & Cells + Lab (NS) (M) PHIL 296 Neurophilosophy (H) b. Keystone Project
BIOL 120 Organismal Biology + Lab (NS)
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I + Lab (NS)
SPAN 322 Medical Spanish (H) Health-related research project or relevant internship/shadowing experience
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II + Lab (NS) RELG 241 Religion and Science (H)  
CSCI 112 Computer Science I (Q) (T) SOAN 245 Medical Anthropology (SS, GP)  
ECON 110 Introduction to Economics (SS) RELG 200 Islam and Science (H, GP)
ES 120 Introduction to Environmental Science (NS) b. Artistic and Intellectual Responses to Health and Disease:   
MATH 110 Calculus I (Q) ENGL 209 Storytelling and STEM (H, W)  
MATH 250: Introduction to Statistical Programming (Q) ENGL 221 Literature and Medicine (H)  
NEUR/PSYC 128 Medical Mysteries of the Mind (NS, S) ENGL 222 Plagues in Literature: Now and Then (H, W) 

PHIL 156 Logic and Styles of Argument (Q)

ENGL 249 Brains, Minds, and Madness in Literature (H)  

PHYS 110 Introduction to Physics I + Lab (NS)

MUSC 268 Music and the Mind (H)  
PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology + ½ lab (NS) PHIL 225 Philosophy of Science (H)  
SOAN 110 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology (SS) PHIL 291 Descartes to Kant (H, W)  
THTR 354 The Mind Onstage (H, W)  

FFC Requirement Codes

  •  Creative and Performing Arts (C/PA)
  •  Humanities (HUM)
  •  Natural Sciences (NS)
  •  Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  •  Social Sciences (SS)
Cultural Diversity
  •  US Domestic Pluralism (DP)
  •  Global Perspectives (GP)
  • Writing-Intensive (W)
  • Speaking-Intensive (S)
  • Technology-Intensive (TI)

For academic advising, contact:

Prof. Shubhik DebBurman
Senior Director of Science Partnerships

Prof. Anna Jones
Associate Dean of Faculty

Prof. Scott Schappe
Associate Dean of Faculty 

Ann Maine
Senior Lecturer in Biology

Julia Berkowitz
Academic Support
Director of the Quantitative Resource Center

For professional development and keystone project

Dr. Pauline Binder-Finnema
Science and Health Care Pathway Leader, Career Advancement Center