Culture, Health and Illness, Minor

Director: Meghan S. Stroshine, Ph.D.

The Culture, Health and Illness minor is designed to provide students the opportunity to examine health and illness from an integrated, social science perspective. Students pursuing this minor learn to identify and analyze the social and cultural factors that influence how people from diverse backgrounds perceive and experience health and illness.

A minor in Culture, Health and Illness provides students an appreciation for the social determinants of health. This prepares them not only for advanced degrees in medical and nursing professions, but also for future careers and degrees in public health, health advocacy, health policy, health ethics, health care administration and gerontology.