Students crossing the street in front of Heritage Hall. The Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sociology at UAB is designed for students seeking a scientific methodical approach to the discipline of Medical Sociology, which provides "an analytic framework for understanding the social contexts of health, illness, and health care" (American Sociological Association, 2015). The BS in Medical Sociology is a research-focused degree that prepares students for graduate studies in Medical Sociology or a career in health-related services, medical (social) research, or government data analysis.

Course Catalog & Program Requirements

A complete list of major requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. Rely on it for the most up-to-date information about major requirements.

To earn a BS in Medical Sociology, you must complete a minimum of 38 semester hours. This includes required courses in medical sociology, medical social theory, and research methods/statistics. In addition to the required courses, you will have the opportunity to take 12 elective hours focusing on specific areas within the field of Medical Sociology.

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All the information you need to apply can be found on UAB's Undergraduate Admissions Hub.