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Students majoring in sociology may elect a Concentration in Health, Medicine and Society. The goals of this unique concentration are to assist students in learning that health and disease do not depend solely on biological mechanisms; to promote the well-being of the social body by teaching the role of behavioral theory, research, and clinical practice in the promotion and maintenance of health and well-being; to provide students with knowledge of cutting edge debates in the field; to assist students in understanding the sociological, ethical, and psychological mechanisms affecting human health and illness behavior; and to prepare students for careers in the health professions and/or entrance to graduate school.
Sociology majors with a concentration in Health, Medicine and Society must complete 37 credit hours in sociology, in addition to MATH 1020 (STAT 2010 ), PHIL 2400 , and CMST 1080 (the latter courses may be taken as part of the Core as well). In addition to the 12 credit hours of coursework required for all majors, students must complete two additional 2000 level sociology courses, three of four specialized courses (SOCI 3035 , SOCI 3040 , SOCI 3060 , or SOCI 3070 ), SOCI 4025 , SOCI 4700 , and either a health-related internship (SOCI 4950 ), or a total of three credit hours of independent study (SOCI 4901 , SOCI 4902 , SOCI 4903 ). Majors must also pass a senior comprehensive examination (SOCI 4999 ).