Social Health and Wellbeing
This specialization in sociology explores the impact of social structure and culture on health policies, the influence of implicit bias on practitioner’s recommendations, unequal access to health care, and social inequalities in well-being. This concentration provides students a deeper understanding of the social construction of health, the social forces that influence health, and the ways in which societal institutions meet needs related to health.
Social health and wellbeing prepares you for advanced study in community and public health, healthcare, and health research and successful employment in a wide range of occupations.
The concentration in social health and wellbeing prepares you for advanced study in community and public health, healthcare, and health research. Since 2015, sociology has been included on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). This concentration is also designed to provide the sociological training necessary to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of occupations and professions.