Health and Society

This concentration examines the social, behavioral and economic determinants of health. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to improve public health, selecting from courses in areas such as health psychology, anthropology of alternative medicine or the sociology of health care systems.

Students choose careers in various settings: hospitals, community clinics, psychiatric units and various areas within governmental agencies. Some pursue graduate school in accelerated nursing, social work, health administration, counseling, public health, medical school, occupational therapy, public administration or law.

Alumni have held positions as adoptions administrator, family outreach specialist, human resource coordinator, policy research and advocacy associate, registered nurse, sports medicine sales representative and youth services specialist.


Courses in the Health and Society Concentration

In addition to the requirements for our thematic IDS concentrations, students with the Health and Society concentration will complete 15 credits worth of courses that focus on Health Care, Disease, Community and more. These courses will come from different departments in the College of Social Science and beyond to give our students a unique perspective on how they can approach a health profession with a background rooted in Social Sciences.

For more information on the degree requirements for this concentration, see the degree checklist below along with the course options in Academic Programs.

There are two versions of the major that will depend on the year that you began the program with us. Please select the appropriate checklist based on your first semester in IDS:

Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Science Degree Checklist (Pre-Fall 2021)

Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Science Degree Checklist (Fall 2021 and Forward)