Sociology prepares you for a future in Health & Medicine
Whether majoring in sociology or another discipline, students preparing for careers in health and medicine should consider taking courses in sociology. Sociology uses empirical analysis and critical thinking to understand human behavior and social institutions.
Studies have found that health practitioners with a background in sociology see their patients not only in terms of their symptoms and pathology, but also in terms of their social context that may be relevant (even critical) to their health care and healing.
The MCAT now includes a section on social and behavioral sciences.
Get started with an introductory course
|SOC 1010||Intro to Sociology||4 credits||BF|
Courses with a health and medicine focus
|SOC 3671||Sociology of Health||3 credits|
|SOC 3673||Social Epidemiology||3 credits||QB, QI|
|SOC 3769||Health Disparities||3 credits||DV|
|SOC 3650||Population and Society||3 credits||QB, QI, IR|
|SOC 4674||Global Health||3 credits||IR, CEL|
Courses for skills and experience in research
|SOC 3111||Research Methods||3 credits|
|SOC 3112||Social Statistics||3 credits||QB, QI|
|SOC 3877||Senior Thesis I||3 credits|
|SOC 4877||Senior Thesis II||3 credits|
Find out how to plan a sociology major with a focus in health, medicine, and research. Discover how sociology integrates with your existing plan.