All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

33 credits, including:

3 core introductory courses:
HSCI 021Introduction to Public Health3
HSOC/SOC 054Health Care in America3
HSOC/ANTH 089D2:SU:Global Health Devl & Div3
1 100-level methods course:3-4
SOC 100
Fund of Social Research
STAT 111
QR: Elements of Statistics
STAT 141
QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
1 or 2 100-level College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) courses:3-6
ANTH 172/GSWS 165
D2:Gender Sex Race & the Body
ANTH 173/HSOC 103/HSCI 103
D2: Fndns of Global Health
ANTH 174/SOC 155
D2:Culture, Health and Healing
ANTH 189
D2:Aging in Cross-Cultrl Persp
SU: Human Health & Envirnmt
ENVS 181
D1:Environmental Justice
PSYS 170
Abnormal Psychology
REL 104
Mysticism,Shamanism & Possessn
SOC 113
Crim Justice & Public Health
Gender, Sexualities & Medicine
SOC 154
Sociology of Death & Dying
SOC 157
QR:Population Health Research
Up to 1 100-level non-CAS course:0-3
EDHE 146
Personal Health
HLTH 105
D2:Cultural Health Care
HLTH 155
D1:Racism & Health Disparities
HSCI 130
Health Promotion
HSCI 160
Health Communication
NFS 114/FS 103
Human Health in the Food Syst
NFS 143
Nutrition in the Life Cycle
1 or 2 200-level CAS courses. Of their 200-level courses, students are encouraged to take 1 methods course.3-6
ANTH 288
Anthro Research Global Health
ENVS 236
Women, Health & Environment
PSYS 279
Intro to Health Psychology
SOC 223/GSWS 250
Sociology of Reproduction
SOC 257
Health: Race, Class, & Gender
CAS Methods Courses:
Research in Hum Biol Diversity
ANTH 288
Anthro Research Global Health
ANTH 290
Ethnographic Field Methods
GEOG 287
Spatial Analysis
POLS 230
VT Legislative Research Srvc
SOC 220
Internship in Gerontology
SOC 274
Qualitative Research Methods
Up to 1 200-level non-CAS course. Of their 200-level courses, students are encouraged to take 1 methods course.0-3
D2: Culture of Disability
NFS 245
Nutrition for Global Health
Non-CAS Methods Courses:
CDAE 250
Applied Research Methods
EDFS 209
Intro to Research Methods
HSCI 240
Project Planning and Eval.
STAT 200
QR: Med Biostat&Epidemiology
9 additional credits drawn from the list of HSOC electives posted each semester, at least 3 credits of which must be taken at the 100-level or above. May include any of the courses listed above that have not already been counted toward your degree (except additional 100-level methods courses) and/or any courses listed as HSOC elective courses on the HSOC advising webpage each semester. Please note that the degree audit does not list all possible electives, and the degree audit software is not able to recognize any elective that is not an option as a core course. Please contact the HSOC Director to request that those electives be counted toward your major.9


For interdisciplinary exposure, no more than 21 credits of courses can come from a single course prefix.

Other Information

To meet the CAS 84-hour rule for cross-college majors, HSOC majors must take at least 84 of their 120 credits in CAS-designated courses. To help meet this requirement, pay attention to which HSOC courses count toward the CAS hour rule as listed on the HSOC course listing for each semester on the HSOC advising webpage. Also, keep track of which of non-HSOC courses are counting as CAS-designated courses. Use degree audit tools to track overall progress toward at least 84 CAS-designated course credits.

No more than 1 course may overlap between a student’s major and minor, or between a student’s 2 majors in a double major.

Please be aware that some courses have extra prerequisites. It is the student’s responsibility to check for prerequisites and to take them ahead of time.

Navigating a cross-college major, multiple majors, or dual degrees can be complex, so all Health and Society majors should meet with an academic advisor to ensure their course plans are suitable.

Students who are pre-health track should take (BIOL 001 and BIOL 002) or (BCOR 011 and BCOR 012) or (BCOR 021 and BCOR 103) as their Natural Science distribution.