The Minor in Sociology of Health is offered by the Department of Sociology. Sociology is the study of human behavior in the context of the groups, organizations, institutions and societies in which it occurs.

Sociology majors and minors are encouraged to participate in the Sociology Undergraduate Majors and Minors Association (SUMMA), which hosts academic, community service and social events throughout the year. The department sponsors an annual student research conference where students can present their work.

This minor is not open to Sociology majors or Sociology majors pursuing the Health Track option.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


The minor in the Sociology of Health requires a minimum of six courses, three of which are health-related.

Required Courses
SOC 1176Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 1576 Introduction to Sociology for Health Professions
Five Sociology electives at the 2000 level or higher (three must be from the Health-related course list below)15
Health-related Courses
Select three as part of the above requirements:
Sociology of the Self
Selected Topics in Medical Sociology
Food for Thought: Sociological Thinking About Food
Health and Disease in American Society
Sociology on Drugs
Race, Science, Health, and Medicine
Sex & Society
Science, Technology & Society
Environmental Sociology: The End of the World as We Know It?
Urban Health
Selected Topics in Medical Sociology
Health and Reproduction
Sociology of the Body
Population Studies
Independent Study in Medical Sociology
Internship in Medical Sociology
Total Credit Hours18