Health and Society Major

What is the Health & Society Major?

Housed in the Department of Anthropology, the Health & Society Major is an interdisciplinary program for students interested in the practice and study of health in global and cultural contexts.

The major includes courses spanning lab, behavioral, and social sciences, an ethics component, as well as a capstone course or project. The foundation courses include introductory, intermediate and advanced level classes where students in this major come together in shared experience.

Benefits of the Major

  • Exposes students in broad and diverse ways to the problems of illness and health care in human societies through speaker series, course projects, and experienced faculty.
  • Assists students to meet a greater variety of post-baccalaureate goals, including employment or graduate admission to schools and programs of medicine, dentistry, public health, nursing, health care administration, psychology, medical anthropology, medical sociology, law, and others.
  • Prepares graduates to perform and collaborate in health care occupations by viewing health as part of dynamic systems with symbolic, material, ethical, and historical factors.

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