Be a thinker for progress

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Health and Society (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary, cross-college program

The timeliness of this major is felt globally as populations grapple with health, healing practices and health care. HSOC brings together an array of social science and liberal arts approaches to address critical questions concerning health in human societies.

This program joins highly engaging faculty and broad-thinking students to examine the many ways in which human health, healing, and health care are defined, perceived, and enacted and distributed within and across populations.

Coursework as diverse as the major itself

HSOC students take a variety of College of Arts and Science (CAS) courses in subjects such as: anthropology; critical race and ethnic studies; economics; environmental studies; gender, sexuality, and women's studies; geography; philosophy; political science; psychology; religion; sociology; and more. As a cross-college major, Health and Society also offers students the opportunity to take some non-CAS courses in areas such as communication sciences and disorders, community development and applied economics, public health sciences, health education, nutrition and food science, statistics, and more.


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  • Clinical Professional
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Global Health Program Manager
  • Health Advocate
  • Health Center Administrator
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Health Economist
  • Health Educator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Journalist
  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Health Promotion Program Coordinator
  • Health Researcher
  • Health Psychologist
  • Medical Anthropologist
  • Medical Interpreter/Translator
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Program Evaluator
  • Public Health Professional
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Sociologist of Health
  • Social Worker