Health and Society

Health and Society is an interdisciplinary cross-college program that brings together an array of social science approaches to address critical questions concerning health, healing, and health care in human populations. Program faculty and students examine the many ways in which human health, healing, and health care are defined, perceived, and enacted, and in which access to health and health care are distributed, within and across populations.

The Health and Society major and minor draw on courses from a range of academic disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, public health, psychology, political science, economics, geography, philosophy, religion, and environmental studies, among others. See the major and minor requirements pages for a list of regularly applicable courses and the See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version) for semester-specific offerings.