Health Care & Careers Sub-Plan


Sociology addresses the social and structural factors affecting health and well-being. This sociology sub-plan can be coupled with pre-med, Public Health Minor, or whatever pre-health professional program you are pursuing.

Interested in a health career?
Visit the Pre-Health Student Resource Center to:
  • explore career options
  • build effective skills & tools
  • prepare for professional programs

Work directly with:

  • patients
  • health policy
  • healthcare administration
  • health-related organizations

Pursue a graduate program in:


Supportive field courses

Choose at least four supportive field courses outside of the Department of Sociology; 12 credits minimum. Other courses not listed in the University Catalog may be considered as appropriate; please see our sociology advisor to discuss how to have other courses reviewed.

Suggested Sociology Electives

Check out these sociology electives that pair well with each sub-plan. Please note that not all courses are offered in both spring and fall semesters.

SOC 3003 - Social Problems
SOC 3201 - Inequality: Introduction to Stratification
SOC 3211W - American Race Relations
SOC 3221 - Sociology of Gender
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender
SOC 3412 - Social Networks
SOC 3511 - World Population Problems
SOC 3501 - Sociology of Families
SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
SOC 3721 - Principles of Social Psychology
SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health & Illness
SOC 4305 - Sociology and the Environment: A Growing Conflict
SOC 4451 - Sport and Society
SOC 4511 - Sociology of Youth: The Transition to Adulthood
SOC 4521 - Love, Sex, & Marriage
SOC 4551 - Sociology of Sexualities

BS in General Sociology

Students must complete 5 Sociology electives for a total of 15 credits, and at least one sociology elective must be at the 4XXX level.

BS in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance

Students must successfully complete SOC 3101 or 3102, two or three Law, Criminology, & Deviance 4XXX-level electives, and one elective that is not a Law, Criminology, & Deviance course.

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