STSC & HSOC in the World of 2020

Requirements of the HSOC Major (14 cu)

The HSOC major has four components:

  • Core coures
  • HSOC Department electives
  • Concentration courses
  • Capstone course

I. Core Courses (4 cu)

  • Required Core Course (1 cu)HSOC 10 or HSOC 145 (Required in order to declare the HSOC major)

  • Quantitative Requirement (1 cu):  SOCI/HSOC 100 or SOCI/HSOC 111

  • Core Discipline - Historical: HSOC/STSC 002 or HSOC 112 or HSOC 150

  • Core Discipline - Social Science: ANTH/HSOC 238 or SOCI 175/HSOC 275

II. HSOC Department Electives (3 cu)

III. Concentration (6 cu)
     A student selects one concentration and creates a combination of six courses to fulfill the requirement.  These courses may be pre-approved courses or petitioned courses.  Please check the page for your concentration for the rules governing your concentration.

     The concentrations are

  • Bioethics and Health
  • Disease and Culture
  • Global Health
  • Health Care, Markets and Finance
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health
  • Race, Gender and Health

IV. Capstone Research Seminar (1 cu)  

  • A capstone research project is a 20+ page paper of independent research.
  • Every HSOC major does a capstone research project by taking a capstone seminar or independent study
  • A capstone seminar is any 400-level HSOC or STSC course -- all of these courses focus on the writing of a capstone paper
  • The independent study option to complete the capstone is HSOC 499 and requires a project plan, advisor and department approval.
  • Only 400-level courses taken during a student's last three terms before graduation count to fulfill this requirement
  • HSOC 420 (by application only) satisfies this requirement

How to know if you are on track to graduate.docx (download this sheet for tracking major and College requirements)

Want advice from other HSOC majors about courses and concentrations? Contact the HSOC-SAB