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 (six courses/28 points and one language requirement):
- 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)
- Experiential Learning (Group or Internship Experience) (UGPH-GU 60)
- One Semester of Study Away/Abroad
- One foreign language course past the intermediate two level (4 points)*. This requirement is set by CAS, not by the College of Public Health (GPH)
*Proficiency determined by requirements as listed on CAS requirement site.
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 934-939)
Sociology electives (two courses/8 points), to be chosen from:
- Sex and Gender (SOC-UA 21)
- Race and Ethnicity (SOC-UA 135)
- Blacks in American Society: Endangered, Enraged and Engaged (SOC-UA 136)
- Wealth, Power, Status: Inequality in Society (SOC-UA 137)
- Social Policy in Modern Societies (SOC-UA 313)
- Law and Society (SOC-UA 413)
- Sociology of Medicine (SOC-UA 414)
- The Family (SOC-UA 451)
- Immigration (SOC-UA 452)
- The Social Challenges of Climate Change (SOC-UA 454)
- Cities, Communities, and Urban Life (SOC-UA 460)
- Criminology (SOC-UA 503)
Combined major electives (two courses/8 points):
- Two courses chosen from sociology and/or GPH, by advisement.
The Sociology portion of the GPH/Sociology Co-Major requires 8 courses, and up to 2 courses may be completed with transfer credits. For transfer course credits to be considered, a course substitution form and the syllabus of the course being petitioned for credit must be submitted to the Sociology Director of Undergraduate Studies for review. Once a decision is rendered, you will be notified by the Sociology Department via email. No course is guaranteed.
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.