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SHM Submajor or Minor
The Sociology of Health & Medicine program offers students a coherent curriculum that emphasizes the socio-demographic, cultural, political, and ethical contexts that underlie health behavior and health policy. The minor and submajor respond to a growing demand from pre-health undergraduates for a program in LSA that emphasizes the study of health and society. In addition, there is a growing recognition on the part of health educators that sociology should be a part of a well-rounded premedical curriculum.
Students have the opportunity to pursue either a Sociology of Health & Medicine submajor or a Sociology of Health & Medicine minor:
- The SHM submajor is an optional part of the Sociology major.
- The SHM minor is a stand-alone academic minor.
Keep an eye out in our Major/Minor Newsletter for subplan-specific Speakers Series events!
For students interested in career paths such as:
- Public policy
- Health advocacy
- Research on health & health inequality
- Social work
Classes in the SHM program cover these topics:
- Health politics & policy
- Health inequality
- Population dynamics & problems
- Gender & health
- Aging, death and dying
- Medical sociology