The health and society major is intended to promote a broad understanding of health and its determinants for students planning careers in the health professions. The program offers B.A. and B.S. scholars with knowledge spanning the sciences, social sciences, humanities and behavioral sciences through intensive collaboration and cross-disciplinary communication among students and faculty involved in the major.
Two concentrations are offered. Track 1, with physiological emphasis (B.S. only), is a bench science track oriented to students pursuing graduate study in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and other clinical fields. Track 2, with social and cultural emphasis (B.A. or B.S.), is a behavioral and social science track oriented to students pursuing allied health-related careers, research and graduate study in the allied health professions, including public health, health care administration, psychology, and medical anthropology or sociology.
Admission to this program is by competitive application to the department. Applications are accepted twice annually in September and February. Applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours and the laboratory science courses required for their specific program track. Additional information is available on the department’s website.
Note: This program of study does not satisfy requirements for the Medical College Admission Test or medical school applications. Students preparing for admission to health-related graduate schools must consult with the prehealth professions adviser for further information and course requirements.