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Had I not attended TCU, I am not sure that I ever would have been accepted in to dental school.  My personal relationship with the professors helped so greatly with my letter of recommendation and I was told that it was one of the best, letters they had ever reviewed.

-Kris Blodgett, D.M.D – TCU Class of 1996, Dentist in Portland, Oregon

TCU doesn't just give you the degree you need to move on, TCU gives its students an education and the promise that they will succeed.

- Hayden Fuller - TCU Class of 2012, Student at University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

The Pre-Health Professions Team was so supportive and helpful when I was applying to medical school.  That support meant so much and helped me get accepted.

- Diane Hesselbrock, M.D. - TCU Class of 1996, Neurologist in Richmond, VA

The program has done so much to help young people achieve their goals.

- Dan Doss, D.D.S. - TCU Class of 1974, Pediatric Dentist in Fort Worth

Few Pre-Health programs can boast medical school acceptance rates in the range of 80 to 95% that have remained steady for the past ten years.

- Jim Wagner, M.D. -Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

The leadership, mentorship, and extracurricular experience that I gained through the Pre-Health Professions Program was a distinct advantage in helping me gain admission into my first choice medical school.

- Wendy Wright Seigler, TCU Class of 1994, Medical Director of the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Cultural Awareness in Health and Health Care Minor

This minor requires a minimum of 19 semester hours, with courses to be taken from at least three different academic units, as follows:

Choose 1 (3 hours) from the CULTURE and SOCIETY Group

  • SOCI 20213 Introductory Sociology 3
  • ANTH 20623 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3

Choose 1 (3 hours) from the SOCIAL MEDICINE Group

  • ANTH 30373 Medical Anthropology 3
  • SOCI 40523 Health, Illness and Medicine 3

Electives Courses (13 hours)

  • ANTH 20623 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
  • ANTH 30653 Sex, Gender and Culture 3
  • ANTH 30373 Medical Anthropology 3
  • BIOL 40001 Honors Seminar 1
  • BIOL 40111 Topics in Medicine 1
  • BIOL 50910 Biology Seminar 1
  • CHDV 25053 Children in the Global Community 3
  • ECON 30503 Health Economics 3
  • ENGL 20713 Literature and Medicine 3
  • HCOM 20303 Health, Communication & Media 3
  • HLTH 30213 Health Aspects of Human Sexuality 3
  • HIST 40803 History of Medicine and Public Health 3
  • NURS 10403 Introduction to Health Disparities in African Americans 3
  • NURS 20403 Health Disparities in African Americans 3
  • PHIL 10433 Freshman Seminar in Philosophy 3
  • PHIL 20303 Moral Problems 3
  • PHIL 20313 Death 3
  • PHIL 20323 Bioethics 3
  • PHIL 30303 Ethical Theory 3
  • PHIL 30343 Sex, Society, and Ethics 3
  • PSYC 30363 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • SOCI 30773 Sex, Society, and Ethics 3
  • RELI 30723 Religion and Science 3
  • SOCI 20213 Introductory Sociology 3
  • SOCI 20223 Social Problems 3
  • SOCI 30223 Contemporary Topics in Sociology 3
  • SOCI 30343 American Minority Groups 3
  • SOCI 30483 Death and Dying: Sociological Viewpoints 3
  • SOCI 30643 Sociology of Aging 3
  • SOCI 30743 Gender and Society 3
  • SOCI 30783 Sociology of the Body 3
  • SOCI 40523 Health, Illness and Medicine 3
  • SOCI 40803 Social Inequality 3
  • SOWO 10833 Introduction to Social Work 3
  • SOWO 30573 Child Welfare 3
  • SOWO 30583 Social Work and Diversity 3
  • SOWO 30863 Social Welfare Policy 3
  • SOWO 40583 Developmental Disabilities 3

Note that for BIOL 40001, BIOL 50910, PHIL 10433, and SOCI 30223 only some topics count toward the minor.

Biology Neuroscience Chemistry and Biochemistry