The application for Fall 2021 is now closed. Please check back next semester for information about our next application cycle. You can also follow our Instagram @bc_medicalhumanities to stay connected with the latest from the Minor.

Application Procedures for the Minor in Medical Humanities, Health and Culture

Electives taken prior to enrolling in the minor will count once you enroll. For students weighing study abroad: we are now able to offer credit for an elective taken overseas, but that depends on approval by the curriculum committee on your return.

Thanks for your interest in the minor; feel free to e-mail the Director, Prof. Boesky at or the Graduate Assistant, Noël Ingram at with any questions, or schedule an advising appointment if you want to talk about courses, the structure of the minor, or the application process.

Course Approval and Credit Transfer Process

In order for a course taken abroad to be considered for MHHC minor credit, it should be consistent with the Medical Humanities as the interdisciplinary, humanistic and cultural study of illness, health, health care, and the body. Consideration requires an application and approval by the Medical Humanities Program. Please access the course approval form for more information and to submit courses for approval.