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Health and Society


Thirty semester credit hours, including at least fifteen hour of upper-division coursework, consisting of

  1. Health and Society 301, Introduction to Health and Society
  2. Three semester hours in each of the following: 
    1. Biology: three semester hours, chosen from Biology 301D, Biology for Business, Law, and Liberal Arts, Biology 311C, Introductory Biology IBiology 309D, The Human Body
    2. Social/behavioral epidemiology: three semester hours, chosen from Health Education 343, Foundations of Epidemiology, Sociology 368D/Public Health 368D, Social Context of Public Health
    3. Methods and statistics: three semester hours, chosen from an approved list
    4. Social justice and health: three semester hours, chosen from an approved list
  3. Nine semester hours, chosen from an approved list, in one of the following tracks: 
    1. Health and behavior
    2. Cultural aspects of health
    3. Health care and the economy
    4. Population health
  4. Three additional semester hours, chosen from any course offered from any of the tracks listed above. Alternatively, students wishing to pursue graduate studies or develop advanced research skills are encouraged to satisfy their “Additional Major Course” requirement by completing the optional three-hour H S Advanced Research Emphasis (ARE).
  5. Health and Society 378, Seminar in Health and Society

Minor for Health and Society Majors

Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve semester hours must be taken in residence. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the foreign language requirement, the twelve semester hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent.

*Pending approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board