The Indiana University Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology degree program at IUPUC includes a minor in medical sociology.
As a student minoring in medical sociology, you will explore the social context of health, health care, and the delivery of medical services.
Medical sociologists study a range of topics, such as: doctor-patient relationships, the social organization of heath care, epidemiology (the study of how illness, disability, and death are distributed within a population), professional education, and acute and chronic illnesses.
Reflecting and recognizing the wide range of information pursued by medical sociologists, the course offerings include social factors in health and illness, the social organization of health care, AIDS, disability, gender and health, death and dying, and sexuality.
To get a better feel for whether a minor in medical sociology is right for you, please review these course descriptions.
Minor in Medical Sociology
To complete the minor, you must complete two required courses and three electives from the approved list for a total of 15 credits.
- To declare a minor in sociology, complete the application form and return to Vicki Kruse in CC Room 162.
- The form should be completed and submitted when you are enrolled in your final medical sociology class. It must be completed and submitted before you graduate.