Health, Science and Society
This certificate program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, public health, healthcare policy, or as healthcare providers and those who are interested in the impact of science on society. Premedical and prehealth students needing additional humanities and social science coursework may find this certificate beneficial, particularly as medical and professional health schools place an increasing importance on cultural competency.
Students must complete a minimum of four courses selected from courses covering topics related to health, medicine and society. For the 2016-17 academic year, the following courses will be offered:
- ANTHRO 105 Evolution of Social Behavior
- ANTHRO 211 Culture and Society
- ANTHRO 306 Evolution of Life Histories
- ANTHRO 390/GBL HLTH 301 Introduction to International Public Health
- BIOL SCI 312 Evolutionary Biology of Human Anatomy, Health and Disease
- PHIL 269 Bioethics
- PSYCH 204 Social Psychology
- PSYCH 218 Developmental Psychology
- PSYCH 303 Psychopathology
- PSYCH 314 Topics: Behavior Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology
- PSYCH 339 Psychology of Gender
Students may count other courses in the social sciences and humanities toward the certificate, with the approval of their academic adviser. Students may substitute one 300-level biology course toward the four-class minimum for the certificate.