Feb 24, 2024
*This major is not accepting declarations for the 18-19 catalog year.
The Health and Society major, designed from an interdisciplinary perspective, prepares students to utilize knowledge from the natural and social sciences to meet human health needs in a dynamic, challenging world.
- Develop a strong, interdisciplinary foundation of core concepts in the natural and social sciences.
- Develop critical thinking skills by applying foundational concepts to broadly-defined, complex problems in human health using multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches.
- Gain an understanding of and skills for applying the process of science and scientific reasoning to health care and research settings.
- Develop professional skills in oral and written communication, collaboration, and leadership
- Develop an understanding of health disparities for different populations and the unique challenges faced by diverse and under-privileged groups both domestically and internationally.
Plus two additional courses from:
Plus 2 courses from the following:
Complete one course in statistics and one course in research methods
Select one programmatic emphases from the list below, completing at least 5 of the suggested courses; at least 3 courses must be at the 300-level and selected courses must include at least two prefixes. Courses used to satisfy requirements in sections 1 or 3 of this major cannot be used to satisfy the theme requirements. Alternatively, a student can design a theme in collaboration with their advisor and the Health Professions Advisory Committee.
Neurological Aspects of Health
Disease Process and Prevention
Four additional courses from the following:
Healthcare Administration and Policy
Women and Children’s Health
Develop a capstone experience plan (in collaboration with advisor) of 5-10 credits, to include a research experience of 4 or more credits in the natural or social sciences, and 1 credit of internship or travel abroad.