Medical Sociology

Minor in Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers a minor in medical sociology, which emphasizes the understanding of the social context of health, health care, and the delivery of medical services.

Medical sociologists study a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 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.

Requirements for Medical Minor: 15 credit hours of sociology course work, with a grade of C (2.0) or better. R100 - Introduction to Sociology AND R381 - Social Factors in Health and Illness 9 additional credit hours selected from the following: R385 AIDS and Society R320 Sexuality and Society R321 Women and Health R327 Sociology of Death & Dying R410 Alcohol, Drugs and Society R415 Sociology of Disability R485 Sociology of Mental Illness