Benefits of the Major

  • Exposes students in broad and diverse ways to the problems of illness and health care in human societies through guest speakers, 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.