Health and Society B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

33 credits, including:

3 core introductory courses:
HSCI 021Introduction to Public Health3
HSOC/SOC 054Health Care in America3
HSOC/ANTH 089D2:SU:Global Health Devl & Div3
1 100-level methods course:3-4
Fund of Social Research
QR: Elements of Statistics
QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
1 or 2 100-level College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) courses:3-6
D2:Gender Sex Race & the Body
D2: Fndns of Global Health
D2:Culture, Health and Healing
Aging in Modern Society
Gender, Sexualities & Medicine
QR:Population Health Research
Up to 1 100-level non-CAS course:0-3
Personal Health
SU: Human Health & Envirnmt
D1:Environmental Justice
D2:Cultural Health Care
D1:Racism & Health Disparities
Epidemics-Dyn. of Inf. Disease
Health Promotion
Health Communication
Human Health in the Food Syst
Nutrition in the Life Cycle
1 or 2 200-level CAS courses. Of their 200-level courses, students are encouraged to take 1 methods course.3-6
Human Diversity and Evolution
Anthro Research Global Health
D1:Cross-Cultrl Psyc:Clin Pers
Intro to Health Psychology
Sociology of Reproduction
CAS Methods Courses:
Research in Hum Biol Diversity
Anthro Research Global Health
Ethnographic Field Methods
Spatial Analysis
VT Legislative Research Srvc
Qualitative Research Methods
Meth of Data Anyl in Soc Rsch
Up to 1 200-level non-CAS course. Of their 200-level courses, students are encouraged to take 1 methods course.0-3
D2: Culture of Disability
Nutr in Hlth & Disease Prevntn
Non-CAS Methods Courses:
Applied Research Methods
Intro to Research Methods
Project Planning and Eval.
QR: Med Biostat&Epidemiology
9 additional credits drawn from the list of HSOC electives posted each semester, at least 3 credits of which must be taken at the 100-level or above. May include any of the courses listed above that have not already been counted toward your degree (except additional 100-level methods courses) and/or any courses listed as HSOC elective courses.9

Restrictions

For interdisciplinary exposure, no more than 21 credits of courses can come from a single course prefix.

Other Information

To meet the CAS 84-hour rule for cross-college majors, HSOC majors must take at least 84 of their 120 credits in CAS-designated courses. To help meet this requirement, pay attention to which HSOC courses count toward the CAS hour rule as listed on HSOC advising documents each semester. Use degree audit tools to track overall progress toward at least 84 CAS-designated course credits.

No more than 1 course may overlap between a student’s major and minor, or between a student’s 2 majors in a double major.

Please be aware that some courses have extra prerequisites.

Navigating a cross-college major, multiple majors, or dual degrees can be complex, so all Health and Society majors should meet with an academic advisor to ensure their course plans are suitable.

Students who are pre-health track should take (BIOL 001 and BIOL 002) or (BCOR 011 and BCOR 012) or (BCOR 021 and BCOR 103) as their Natural Science distribution.