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Society, Medicine and Health Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 45.1101 Sociology)

Department of Sociology

430 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Dr. Robert Adelman
Department Chair

Dr. Kristen Schultz Lee
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Subjects

Completing the Society, Medicine and Health Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall. Minimum GPA of 2.0 in the prerequisite classes.

Academic Advice

At least 12 of the 18 credits in the society, medicine and health minor must be 300- to 400-level.

Students may substitute one elective with a course from outside the Department of Sociology, with permission of the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

No more than two courses may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student's major, other minors, or programs.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer sociology courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 9 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the minor requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided to the department.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for

SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

Prerequisite Courses

SOC 229 Population Problems
One other course from the list of approved minor courses

Required Courses

SOC 229 Population Problems
SOC 322 Medical Sociology -OR- SOC 477, Sociology of Health Care

Four additional electives from this list courses (at least 3 at the upper division level):
SOC 239 Sociology of Happiness
SOC 304 Sociology of Aging
SOC 308 Life Course Sociology
SOC 311 Drugs and Society
SOC 314 Sociology of Gender
SOC 322 Medical Sociology
SOC 328 Social Inequality
SOC 331 Sociology of Wealth & Poverty
SOC 341 Environment and Society
SOC 358 Sociology of Food
SOC 362 Families and Inequality
SOC 378 Social Inequalities & Health
SOC 382 Sociology of Death and Dying
SOC 385 Neighborhoods and Health
SOC 446 Environmental Sociology
SOC 457 Social Policies for Aging Societies
SOC 467 Sociology of Social Policy
SOC 477 Sociology of Health Care

One of the four electives for the Society, Medicine, and Health Minor may come from this list:
SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services
SSC 218 Issues in Mental Health
SSC 407 Health Care and the Elderly
SSC 420 Child Mental Health
END 308 Health and Urban Environments

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Society, Medicine and Health Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:41