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Medicine and Society Minor

What is a Minor in Medicine and Society?

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

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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

18 hrs
Total Credit Hours


Careers and Further Study

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

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