|Medical Sociology Minor|
Social factors are critical to health. Access to health care and services are influenced by a variety of social, cultural, economic, and political forces. Health practices, knowledge and disease patterns vary by gender, socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic group membership, and age. In addition, unhealthy lifestyles, high risk behaviors, and hazardous residential and work environments pose serious threats to health.Why Minor in Medical Sociology?
The minor offers Pre-health professionals and other undergraduate students interested in health and health care services a needed background in the linkage between health and society. As such it better prepares students for entry into a variety of professional programs and careers including nursing, optometry, medicine, social work, medical sociology and psychology. It also builds on our department’s growing contribution to medical social science training, and promotes greater collaborative relations with health-related fields on campus.