Minor in Medical Sociology

About the Minor

The minor in medical sociology is designed to give students a broader understanding of the social dimensions of contemporary medical practice. Investigating health and illness from a national and global perspective, the minor helps students understand the relations between inequalities, health care and social justice; trends in health professions; and the importance of organizations to health care. For students majoring in such fields as health sciences, nursing, or biology, the minor in medical sociology complements their scientific training with a social science focus on humans, policy, and power in healthcare.

Admission Requirements

Open to all undergraduate Drexel students. All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Program Requirements

Required Courses *
SOC 235Sociology of Health and Illness4.0
Select three courses from the following:12.0
Sociology of Health Professions
Sociology of Aging
Sociology of Global Health
Social Networks and Health
Practicum in Applied and Community Sociology
Medicine, Technology and Science
Politics of Life
Select two of the following:8.0
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Wealth and Power
Urban Sociology
Research Design: Qualitative Methods
Research Design: Quantitative Methods
Classical Social Theory
Contemporary Social Theory
Total Credits24.0
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