The Health and Society Minor is grounded in a Sociological perspective and facilitates integration of coursework from a variety of disciplines focusing on the social determinants of health and human well-being. With a Sociological focus and a public health perspective, students in the program will learn about significant social issues of concern such as mental illness, addiction, poverty, and violent victimization; students also explore the impacts of social-structural discrimination and inequality on access to health care, and health outcomes on the individual and community level. Students may choose to focus their elective coursework on issues within the U.S., or issues of global public health, based on their own interests and future career goals. The Health and Society Minor is relevant for students studying to work or attend graduate school in a variety of fields including social work, health care-related professions, policy and program analysis, community organizing, ecological conservation, and city planning careers.
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