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Health and Human Services

This concentration addresses policies and issues of health and public welfare in the U.S. and abroad. Students develop an understanding of the social factors that create disparities in health and illness, health care delivery systems, and other social resources. Students interested in careers in health care, health policy, public health, nursing, and social work should consider this concentration. We strongly suggest that students in this concentration take SOC 221 INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. In addition to the core sociology course requirements, students will complete eight additional courses from the concentration list below:

Course Requirements

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree

Students with a Health and Human Services concentration will have the following three courses substituted for three 400-level courses, which will count toward both undergraduate and graduate degree programs:

  •     Two 300 level electives in Sociology
  •     One additional 200 or 300 level elective in Sociology


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