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.