Medical Sociology, Minor

The Medical Sociology minor gives students the opportunity to engage in the sociological study of medicine and the health of populations. A sociological perspective on medicine allows students to critically engage with the social and cultural framing of what is defined as “illness”; the structural factors that may contribute to those illnesses; and the interactive dynamics between healthcare providers and patients. 

Students will be able to critically connect the organization of social groups with the profession of medicine, the practice of medical care, and the social factors that contribute to sickness and well-being.   Students who complete this minor will have a theoretical foundation in Sociology, and a dynamic perspective on health and healthcare in the world today.

  • Bioethics and Medical Sociology minors cannot double count more than 1 course unit.
  • HSOC majors and Medical Sociology minors cannot double count more than 1 course unit.
Minor Requirements
Core Requirements
SOCI 001Introduction to Sociology1
SOCI 100Introduction to Sociological Research1
SOCI 175Medical Sociology1
Advanced Methods Course
Select 1 course unit of Advanced Methods course1
Substantive Course
Select 1 course unit of Substantive course1
Sociology or Related Course
Select 1 course unit of Sociology or related course1
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.