Social Science & Medicine Minor

Minor in Social Science and Medicine

This minor allows you to study divergent aspects of the delivery and consumption of medical services, paying special attention to relevant social, historical, behavioral, and ethical contexts. The minor provides a greater understanding of the social context of health in our society than could be achieved in a less integrated course of study. This is accomplished through a multi-disciplinary approach to health issues that establishes a bridge between the social sciences and health professionals.

This minor offers five subfield concentrations:

  • Health Care and Society
  • Social Changes in Treatment and Health Care Organization
  • Mental Illness and Society
  • Social Factors in Community Health
  • Decision Making in Seeking and Providing Care

Earning a minor requires 15 credits in Sociology coursework. If you’d like to know more about combining Sociology with another subject area, make an appointment to talk with our academic advisor.

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