Health and Medical Sciences Minor

The Minor in Health & Medical Sciences is available to all Georgia Tech undergraduate students and is the ideal minor for all students interested in the scientific questions underlying human health and medicine, as well as those interested in all health-related careers. The Health & Medical Sciences Minor offers the flexibility to customize your coursework toward your intended field of study, including medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant, or public health professional schools. The minor is also ideal for students interested in health-related research, industry, or the science underlying human function.


  • The minor requires 15 credits in approved College of Science courses, listed in the table below.¬†Note that non-CoS courses (eg, BMED courses) cannot count toward the HMED minor.
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be from at least two Schools outside of your major (home unit). School designations are based on subject code; subject codes included in the HMED minor are BIOS (formerly BIOL and APPH), CHEM, NEUR, PHYS, and PSYC
    • Note that courses that are cross-listed under two schools count as BOTH schools; eg, APPH/BIOL courses count as both APPH and BIOL
  • A maximum of 6 credits can be from your major (home unit)
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be at the 3000 levels or higher
  • A maximum of 6 credits can be Special Topics courses or 3 credits of Research or VIP and 3 credits of Special Topics
    • Research, VIP, and Special Topics credits must be within the College of Sciences and must be pre-approved as health-related and science-focused¬†by the Health & Medical Sciences committee to count toward the minor
  • A maximum of 3 credits can be Transfer coursework
  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis with a final grade of C or higher

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