The following list of pre-approved courses is intended to inspire, not to require.  This list suggests some of the courses which have been used in the past for the concentration and which can  individualize the concentration around a student's interests and goals.

Concentration Rules

  • Core courses may not be replaced by a petitioned course
  • Relevant courses may be petitioned
  • Up to three non-College courses* are permitted 
  • Courses not used for the core course may be used as topical electives where suitable

Core Course (1 cu required)

HSOC 112: The People's Health
HSOC 150: American Health Policy
HSOC 251: Foundations of Public Health
PUBH 500: Public Health*
PUBH 504: Public Health Theories and Frameworks*
SOCI 134: Health and Social Policy
URBS 201: Urban Health Systems

Topical Elective Courses (5 cu)

ANTH 273: Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH 332: Medicine and the Language of Pain
ANTH 359: Nutritional Anthropology
BIOE 575: Health Policy*
HCMG 101: Health Care Systems*
HCMG 204: Comparative Heathcare Systems*
HSOC 102: Bioethics
HSOC 131: Sustainability and Public Health
HSOC 216: Gender and Health
HSOC 230: Epidemiology
HSOC 231: Insect Epidemiology
HSOC 259: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
HSOC 260: Social Determinants of Health
HSOC 262: Environments and Public Health
HSOC 331: Reproductive Medicine
HSOC 348: Current Issues in Global Health
HSOC 382: Public Health and Violence
NURS 313: Obesity and Societ*
NURS 324: U.S. Child Health 1800-2000*
PSCI 221: Health Policy and Politics in Comparative Perspective
PSCI 414: Comparative Politics of the Welfare State
SOCI 041: Social inequality and health
SOCI 111: Health of Populations (HSOC 111)
SOCI 264: Poverty, Race and Health
SOCI 277: Mental Illness (HSOC 277)
STSC 168: Environment and Society
URBS 290: Metropolitan Nature

Two of these courses may be used for the concentration
ENVS 404: Urban Environments
ENVS 406: Community Based Env Health
ENVS 407: Prev Tobacco Use Adolescents
ENVS 408: Urban Asthma Epidemic

One of these may be used as an elective
BIOL 446: Statistics for Biologists
STAT 111: Intro Stat (this counts as a non-College course in this concentration)*

*Non-College Course

Updated 12/4/19