Requirements for the Minor in Health, Medicine, and Society (MHS)


Students may be Sociology Majors as well as choosing to “Minor” in Health, Medicine, and Society; however, no more than   three    classes from the major course list may apply to the 21 credit requirement for the minor.

All courses for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits. At least nine of the 21 credits must be taken at Stony Brook. At least three of the courses must be at the upper-division level.

1. Three Core Courses (9 credits):

  2. Students are required to choose   two  of the following Sociology electives (6 credits):

  • SOC 248  Social Problems in a Global Perspective 
  • SOC 339  Sociology of Drugs and Alcoholism
  • SOC 340  The Sociology of Human Reproduction
  • SOC 337  Sociology of Deviance
  • SOC 393  Special Topics in Health, Medicine, and Society*

3.   Students are required to choose   two courrses from the following list (6 credits):**

  • AFS/ HIS 368  Health and Disease in African History
  • AFS/ SBC 374  Environment and Development in African History

    AFS 381/ WST 382  AIDS, Race, and Gender in the Black Community
  • ANT 260  How We Eat
  • BIO 350 Darwinian Medicine
  • ECO 327  Health Economics 
  • HIS 237  Science, Technology and Medicine
  • HIS 293  Disease in American History
  • HIS 398  Topics in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology
  • MEC 280  Pollution and Human Health
  • PSY 346  Health Psychology 
  • WST 394  Special Topics in Medicine, Reproduction and Gender 

*Up to 6 credits of   SOC 393  may be applied to the minor.  
** Sub­stitutions may be permitted for other courses with medical components with permission of the Director of the minor.


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