Focus on Health

The key difference between the B.A. in Health and Society (HSOC) and the B.S. in Health Sciences (HSCI) is the intensity of focus on health and flexibility of access to that focus. Both degrees require a total of 120 credits to graduate.

B.A. in Health and Society

The B.A. in Health and Society requires 33 credits in health-related courses. Students have a total of 87 credits to take in other topics or areas. HSOC students are encouraged to explore ideas and interests across the curriculum in the spirit of the liberal arts rather than specialize too narrowly or intensively. View the Health and Society curriculum >>

B.S. in Public Health Sciences

The B.S. in Public Health Sciences is UVM’s accredited undergraduate Public Health Major. The major requires 40 credits in core, public health courses plus 18 credits in health-related electives and 18 credits in the life and physical sciences. The remaining credits are distributed throughout other academic disciplines. View the Public Health Sciences curriculum >>