Health and Human Services
An interdisciplinary program based jointly in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Psychology, Duquesne’s minor and certificate tracks in health & human services are designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the healthcare system and the various social and behavioral factors that impact health.
Through coursework and experiential learning opportunities, you will gain valuable skills and knowledge that will prepare you to explore a variety of healthcare-related careers or further study in related fields. As a student with a minor in the discipline or seeking to attain a certificate, you will take required courses in sociology and psychology as well as elective courses in health sciences, ethics, philosophy or history.
Both the minor and the certificate allow you to choose from one of three distinct tracks: gerontology, human services or medical health. The certificate differs from the minor only in the additional requirement of three credits of fieldwork or obtaining an internship in a health-related placement.
After choosing one of the three offered tracks, both the minor and the certificate path have two required courses plus nine credits of approved electives, including at least one course from the School of Health Sciences.
Required Credit Hours
The minor requires 15 credits and the certificate track requires 18 credits (plus
three credits in fieldwork or internship). Up to six credits can be shared with your
major. Only one of the following ethics courses will count for the minor/certificate.
Minor & Certificate Tracks Required Courses
Courses for the Minor or Certificate
The minor requires 15 credits and the certificate track requires 18 credits (plus three credits in fieldwork or internship). Up to six credits can be shared with your major.
Only one of the following ethics courses will count for the minor/certificate.