A Minor in Societies and Health provides a unique opportunity for students to critically examine how culture and society intersect with health and illness. In this multidisciplinary program, students will learn diverse theoretical perspectives and research methods in anthropology, communication, psychology, and sociology. Students will then integrate and apply their knowledge through independent study or directed research.
The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework beyond the prerequisite course in an area of interest, including 12 elective credits with a common intellectual bond approved by the minor advisor. A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum. Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.
Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.
For more information on applying for and completing a minor, please see Minors in the Academics section of this catalog.