Bachelor of Science in Health and Society
The B.S. major caters to the interests of students who would like a more thorough foundation in the natural sciences, potentially with an eye towards pursuing graduate studies in a healthcare professions program.
Students take foundational courses in biology, psychology, and statistics. Students pursuing the B.S. degree also take chemistry courses that are prerequisites for most healthcare professions programs such as medical school.
Health and Society majors take elective courses in three content areas, focusing on the human body, the human mind, and human society. They cap their undergraduate experiences with a seminar course in which they discuss with their classmates a range of issues in the science, practice, and delivery of health care in our society.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Health and Society
* This requirement can be fulfilled with MATH 107
, MATH 117
, QMX 211
, or PSYC 201
and PSYC 202
**The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
Health and Society Area Electives
The electives in the Health and Society major are grouped in three areas: Body, Mind, and Society. Students are required to take a minimum number of electives in each area, to ensure that they have an interdisciplinary background in ideas and issues relating to health care in modern society. Following are lists of electives in each area. New courses relevant to health and society may be offered from time to time, often as Special Topics courses in different departments and programs. Such courses may fulfill Health and Society elective requirements with the approval on the director of the Health and Society Program and relevant academic administrators.