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Medicine and Society Minor

Examine medicine, disease, and health through the perspectives of social science, history, literature, and philosophy. 

21 Credit Hours for Minor

Science and Technology in Society (3 Hours)

English Course and History Course (6 Hours)

Sociology Course (3 Hours)

Electives (9 Hours)


What You'll Study

Complete courses in a variety of disciplines ranging from science and technology studies, sociology, communication, history, and women's and gender studies. Course offerings include:

  • Medical Dilemmas and Human Experience 
  • Technology and Disability 
  • Gender and Science 
  • The Life Sciences and Society 
  • History of Modern Biology 
  • Literature and Medicine 
  • Medical Geography
  • Health Policy

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What can you do with a medicine and society minor?

Our program focuses on the meanings and experiences of disease, medicine, and health. Graduates go on to careers and graduate school in:

  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Public Health 
  • Health Policy 
  • Science communication

Contact Us
If you have questions about pursuing a medicine and society minor, please contact:

Cora Olson
Advisor, Medicine and Society Minor
221 Lane Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061