MAJOR IN GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH/SOCIOLOGY
This major draws on the Department of Sociology's strength in theoretical creativity and substantive empirical research on important social issues. Global public health/sociology graduates may go on to a diverse array of careers in law, health, public administration, and social service, as well as further graduate study in sociology, public health, or related disciplines. It requires fifteen 4-point courses (60 points) completed with a grade of C or better, as follows.
Global public health requirements (seven courses/28 points):
- Health and Society in a Global Context (UGPH-GU 10)
- Biostatistics for Public Health (UGPH-GU 20)
- Epidemiology for Global Health (UGPH-GU 30)
- Health Policy in a Global World (UGPH-GU 40)
- Environmental Health in a Global World (UGPH-GU 50)
- Undergraduate Global Public Health Internship (UGPH-GU 60)
- One foreign language course above the intermediate two level (4 points). To satisfy the requirement, students may also use AP or other advanced standing credit that is equivalent to completion of one course above intermediate two. Alternatively, they may take an NYU language placement exam and place into the second course above intermediate two.
Sociology requirements (four courses/16 points):
- Introduction to Sociology (SOC-UA 1)
- Sociological Theory (SOC-UA 111)
- Research Methods (SOC-UA 301)
- Advanced Seminar in Sociology (SOC-UA 934)
Sociology electives (two courses/8 points), to be chosen from:
- Sex and Gender (SOC-UA 21)
- Race and Ethnicity (SOC-UA 135)
- Wealth, Power, Status: Inequality in Society (SOC-UA 137)
- Social Policy in Modern Societies (SOC-UA 313)
- Sociology of Medicine (SOC-UA 414)
- The Family (SOC-UA 451)
- Immigration (SOC-UA 452)
- Cities, Communities, and Urban Life (SOC-UA 460)
Combined major electives (two courses/8 points):
- Two courses chosen from sociology and/or GPH, by advisement.
For descriptions of GPH (UGPH-GU) courses and for all policies applying to the major (including those for transfer students), please see the global public health section of this Bulletin.