In addition to the general degree requirements listed by the College of Liberal Arts, the courses below are required to complete the major in Health & Society.
- 2022-2024 Catalog
Thirty semester hours of major coursework, including at least 15 hours of upper-division coursework, consisting of one course in each of the following areas:
- H S 301, Introduction to Health and Society
- H S 302, Current Approaches to Health and Society
- Methods and Statistics*
- Social Justice and Health*
- H S 350E, Foundations of Epidemiology
- Individual Health and Health Behavior*
- Global Health and Population Health*
- Health Care Policy and Economics*
- Social and Cultural Context of Health*
- H S 378, Seminar in Health and Society
*Lists of approved courses for each requirement can be found here.
- 2020-2022 Catalog and Earlier
In addition to the general degree requirements listed by the College of Liberal Arts, the following courses are required to complete the major in Health & Society:
Foundational course (3 hrs)
H S 301 Introduction to Health and Society
A broad, multidisciplinary overview and introduction to the study of health and society.
Biology (3 hrs)
BIO 301D Biology I (For non-science majors)
BIO 301L Molecules to Organisms (For non-science majors)
BIO 301G Genetics in the 21st Century (For non-science majors)
BIO 302D Ecology and Evolution
BIO 302E Genetics/Genomics
BIO 302F Human Health & Disease
BIO 302G Biotechnology and the Future
BIO 301E Problems in Modern Biology (for Plan II)
BIO 309D Human Body
BIO 311C Introduction Biology I (For science majors)
Social/Behavioral Epidemiology (3 hrs)
H S 350E Foundations of Epidemiology
Methods & Statistics (3 hrs)
SDS 301 Elementary Statistical Methods
SDS 302 Data Analysis for Health Sciences (retired)
SDS 302F Foundations of Data Analysis (recommended for pre-Health professions)
SDS 304 Statistics in Health Care (retired)
SOC 317L Introduction to Social Statistics
SOC 317M Introduction to Social Research
See H&S Advisor for other approved courses.
Social Justice & Health (3 hrs)
H S 341 Health and Justice
PHL 325M Medicine, Ethics & Society
PHL 325E Biomedical Ethics
N 321 Ethics of Health Care
S W 325 Foundations of Social Justice
LAH 351D Ethical Issues in Med/Society
T C 358 Ethics and Medicine
Study Tracks (12 hrs)
Students will choose one of the following tracks and complete 9 hours from their chosen track and 3 additional hours from any track. Learn more about the tracks here and see advisor for the latest approved course list.
NOTE: Most students will need 6 hours of study track coursework to be upper-division in order to meet the requirements of the major. With few exceptions, Health & Society majors do not have special access to track courses that have restrictions or prerequisites that students don't otherwise meet.
- Health & Behavior
- Cultural Aspects of Health
- Health Care & Economy
- Population Health
Capstone (3 hrs)
H S 378 Seminar in Health & Society
A capstone writing and research seminar on specialized topics in Health & Society.
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