Engineers strive to improve human health and welfare. This theme will help you in engineering projects and work aspiring to this goal.

GenEd Requirement Abbreviations

SS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
HUM - Humanities & The Arts
WCC - Western/Comparitive Cultures

NW - Non-Western Cultures
US - US Minority Cultures
LibEd - Liberal Education

All courses listed can be used for Free Electives.
Outstanding instructors are from the List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent.

Course # Course Name Instructor Satisfies Hours
CHLH 100

Contemporary Health

Topics include self-care, health insurance, exercise, nutrition and weight control, sexuality, contraception, tobacco, alcohol, cardiovascular health, infectious diseases, and cancer.



CHLH 101

Introduction to Public Health

Introduction to the nation's public health system; includes an overview of the basic concepts and core functions of public health practice, the scope of applications, and the variety of service organizations (both public and private) that shape public health.



CHLH 260

Introduction to Medical Ethics

Course stresses normative bioethics: decisions about what is ethical behavior in a variety of real and practical issues.

S. Notaro



CHLH 304

Foundations of Health Behavior

Examination of the application of the social and behavioral sciences to health and health behavior. Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to health behavior are analyzed. Topics covered include development of health attitudes and behaviors, perceptions of health and illness, methods of changing health behavior and patient-provider interaction.
Pre-req: CHLH 100, or consent of instructor; completion of the campus Composition I requiremen

S. Farner

Adv. Comp.


MCB 150

Molecular & Cellular Basis of Life

Introductory course focusing on the basic structure, metabolic, and molecular processes (including membranes, energy metabolism, genes) common to all cells. Emphasis on unique properties that differentiate the major sub-groups of organisms (Archaea, Bacteria, plants, and animals), and will discuss how cells are integrated into tissues and organs in multicellular organisms. Priority registration given to students in Biological Sciences Program and Biochemistry. For further information: Students must register for one discussion and one lecture section.

Kyle B. recommends this course: “A fast paced course with a wide scope of material, however, very interesting and engaging.”