Health and Society Minor


Health and Society minors are encouraged to discuss their minor with both an HSOC advisor and their major advisor to develop a plan of study that fits their strengths and interests and conforms with relevant college and university policies.

18 credits in minor courses, including:

CORE COURSES. 12 credits.
HSCI 1100Introduction to Public Health3
Choose 1 of the following:3
Health Care in America
Global Health Devel & Diversit
METHODS. Choose 1 of the following:3
Elements of Statistics
Basic Statistical Methods 1
Choose 1 of the following:3
Culture, Health and Healing
Aging in Cross-Cultural Persp
Foundations of Global Health
Gender Sex Race & the Body
Crim Justice & Public Health
Population Health Research
Sociology of Death & Dying
Gender, Sexualities & Medicine
ELECTIVES. 6 credits.
Course offerings for Health and Society vary frequently and often include Special Topics, Topics In, and Honors College courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed in this table are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OR ABOVE CAS ELECTIVE. 1-2 additional courses/3-6 credits in CAS courses at the 2000-level or above chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:3-6
ANTH 2170, ANTH 2181, ANTH 2191, ANTH 2205, ANTH 3192, ANTH 3475, ECON 3850, ECON 4850, POLS 3490, PSYS 2500, PSYS 3510, REL 2652, SOC 2260, SOC 2300, SOC 2320, SOC 2335, SOC 3300, SOC 3332, SOC 3335; ANTH numbered 2170 to 2199 or 3170 through 3199, SOC numbered 2260 to 2339 or 3300 through 3339
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OR ABOVE NON-CAS ELECTIVE. Up to 1 additional course/3 credits at the 2000-level or above chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:0-3
OPEN LEVEL. Up to 3 additional credits chosen from eligible courses or experiences, which regularly include:0-3
Special Topics (CAS) : HSOC 1990, HSOC 2990, HSOC 3990, HSOC 4990
Internship (CAS): HSOC 2991, HSOC 4991; or CAS 2920 or CAS 2991 with an appropriate placement
Teaching Assistantship (CAS): HSOC 2994, HSOC 3994, HSOC 4994
Undergraduate Research (CAS): HSOC 3995, HSOC 4995
Honors (CAS): HSOC 4996
For interdisciplinary exposure, no more than 12 credits of courses come from a single course prefix.


Ineligible Major: Health and Society


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach some of the courses that can be applied to the major.


In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.