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ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Society

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop a strong, interdisciplinary foundation of core concepts in the natural and social sciences.
  2. Develop critical thinking skills by applying foundational concepts to broadly-defined, complex problems in human health using multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches.
  3. Gain an understanding of and skills for applying the process of science and scientific reasoning to health care and research settings.
  4. Develop professional skills in oral and written communication, collaboration, and leadership
  5. Develop an understanding of health disparities for different populations and the unique challenges faced by diverse and under-privileged groups both domestically and internationally.

Complete one course in statistics and one course in research methods

Programmatic Emphases

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. 

Capstone Experience

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.