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Tackle issues related to health and wellbeing in our society or develop skills related to health professions

Contribute to Community, Public or Global Health

Develop professional skills to join the health industry.

Welcome to the Sociology department, where hands-on learning isn't just a checkbox – it's woven into the fabric of your education. Dive into real-world projects and research opportunities that empower you to make a difference in health, well-being, and community flourishing through our Health & Society concentration.

Internships and co-ops?

Absolutely, but we go beyond that. Picture yourself collaborating with passionate faculty on research projects that matter. Our professors will guide you as you explore internship opportunities tailored to your interests, helping you map out your career path every step of the way.

So, what can you do with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Health & Society?

The possibilities are endless. Armed with research skills and critical thinking prowess, our graduates enter diverse fields such as:

  • Public health
  • Global health
  • Community health
  • Healthcare management
  • Research
  • Education
  • Policy
  • Law
  • Nonprofits
  • Social entrepreneurship

Ready to delve into issues of healthcare and hone skills for the professions in the industry?

Consider majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Health & Society. Gain a solid foundation in sociology while focusing your studies on today's pressing healthcare challenges, medical sociology, and the social determinants of health disparities.

This concentration is tailor-made for those eyeing careers in various health-related fields, including medicine (excellent MCAT prep), nursing, healthcare administration and policy, mental health counseling, and more.

Impact the Health & Well-being of your Community

Sociology majors with a concentration in Health & Society complete 3 or 4 courses from the list below (for either 9 or 12 elective credit hours):

APPROVED INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE LIST: Health & Society Concentration students can substitute 1 of the courses on this list to serve as elective toward their sociology degree:

  • ANTH:420 The Anthropology of Food
  • ANTH:309 Medicine & the Humanities
  • ANTH:457 Medical Anthropology
  • CHFD:401 American Families in Poverty
  • COMM:438 Health Communication
  • ECON:436 Health Economics
  • NUTR:480 Community Nutrition
  • PHIL:361 Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL:365 Environmental Ethics
  • PSYC:320 Biopsychology
  • PSYC:415 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC:420 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC:430 Psychological Disorders of Children
  • STAT:470 Biostatistics and Epidemiology