The Medical Humanities Program: Baylor University’s Medical Humanities Program was established in 2004--one of the very first programs offering a baccalaureate degree in Medical Humanities. There are now over 100 such programs in the United States, and the field continues to rapidly expand (Health Humanities Baccalaureate Programs April 2021 Report). Currently, we have over 250 students taking courses in our program.
Our curriculum consists of courses taught by faculty from many other disciplines, including English, religion, philosophy, history, sociology, and psychology. Central to this degree are courses that focus on the role of Christian spirituality in healthcare, the importance of the relationship between patient and practitioner, and the changing nature of healthcare in the 21st century. The faculty in our program have strong ties to the Waco medical community which allows us to offer outstanding opportunities for clinical experience, mentoring and service.