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Care, Health & Society

Bachelor of Science

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

The Care, Health & Society BS is an innovative, interdisciplinary degree program offered by the School of Sociology. This degree provides you with a unique opportunity to focus your undergraduate studies on the social dimensions of health and health care. Our core faculty members represent a range of disciplines and perspectives on health, including medical sociology, nursing, social work, public health and gerontology. The degree is applied because it requires a semester-long internship in a health-related organization.

Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to work in medical and health care support, public and social services, administration, human services, and community outreach. This major also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in a range of health programs.​

This College of Social and Behavioral Sciences major requires a minor (or double major).

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

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 and Analysis of Health Data



Earning your Bachelor of Science in Care, Health & Society will build core skills, including:

  • Budgeting
  • Case management
  • Collaboration
  • Communication skills
  • Fitness
  • Health information management
  • Mental health
  • Patient care
  • Staff management