Get your B.S. in Care, Health & Society

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About the Major

Do you want to learn more about the health professions and the social dimensions of health care? Housed in the School of Sociology, the inter-professional Care, Health & Society major will prepare you for a variety of health-related professions.

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Address persistent population health issues and barriers to healthcare delivery

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Navigate ethical dilemmas in health care delivery

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Obtain analytical, organizational, and advocacy skills for helping professions


If you plan to pursue a career in medicine, public health, nursing, or another health profession, this major will train you in the essential social dimensions of healthcare.

  • Community health professional
  • Social and health service manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Child life specialist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Respiratory therapist


This interdisciplinary degree incorporates courses from the social sciences, science, and humanities. A fully-online option is also available.

Sample courses include:

  • CHS 204: Introduction to the Helping Professions
  • CHS 309: Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions
  • CHS 401: Health Disparities in Society
  • CHS 426: Health Care Fraud and Compliance Investigation
  • CHS 476: Research Methods and Analysis of Health Data

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Christopher Cruz

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