Care, Health & Society
Bachelor of Science
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
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.
Earning your Bachelor of Science in Care, Health & Society will build core skills, including:
- Case management
- Communication skills
- Health information management
- Mental health
- Patient care
- Staff management
Read About Jason O'Day - Student Spotlight
Care, Health & Society graduate, Jason O'Day, received the SBS Outstanding Senior Award for fall 2021. Read about his journey in becoming a helping professional.