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Sociology, Health, Medicine, and Society Emphasis, B.A.


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In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Sociology major requires at least 48 units in Sociology and related courses (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major emphasis must be taken for a letter grade, and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.

Sociology, Health, Medicine, and Society Emphasis, B.A. Four-Year Course Plan  

Lower Division Major Requirements [20 Units]


Lower Division Major Core Requirement [12 units]


Complete the following courses:

Additional Elective Requirement [8 units]


Complete at least two additional lower division Sociology courses, not including courses numbered in the 090s.

Upper Division Major Requirements [28 Units]


Upper Division Major Core Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following courses:

Health, Medicine, and Society Emphasis Requirements [16 units]


This emphasis provides a basis for understanding the cultural, political, economic, and organizational dimensions of health and medicine and promotes an understanding of the social
determinants of health. Students will gain knowledge of: the social and structural conditions that shape health and well-being; how race, gender, social class, sexuality and other factors shape medical access and experiences; the social production of health, illness, wellness, and mortality; and how societies can promote health equity. Students will combine two core classes, SOC 145 Sociology of Health and SOC 146 Social Determinants of Health, with two additional electives. Electives cut across many areas of health, including environmental factors, mental health, social psychological perspectives on health, urban inequalities, and social stratification patterns that impact health, among other dimensions of well-being. The Health, Medicine, and Society emphasis area is well-suited to students with academic and career interests in health, medicine, and health equity.

Required Courses [8 units]


Complete the following courses:

Additional Elective Requirement [4 units]


Complete at least one additional upper division Sociology courses, not including courses numbered in the 190s.

Transfer Students


Transfer students who wish to major in Sociology should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Sociology major without specific major preparation. Below are the Transfer Admission Criteria for the Sociology Major.

Transfer Selection Criteria


To be admitted to the Sociology major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

AND, at least one of the following courses from the following course ranges:

  • SOC 011-SOC 014 or
  • SOC 016-SOC 089

 

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