Apr 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Augusta University Catalog 
2020-2021 Augusta University Catalog

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Health, Society, and Policy

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Program Overview

Are you interested in Health Issues or a health-related career? Do you like to think about issues from more than one perspective? Do you want to make a difference in the world?

The BA in Health, Society, and Policy (HESP) might be exactly what you need!

HESP is an interdisciplinary degree that examines how human behavior and policy making impact health. Students learn to recognize social and cultural determinants that influence individual and group differences in health status across diverse populations.

HESP’s interdisciplinary curriculum is ideal for students who are interested in learning about health from a variety of perspectives, or who want to work in health-related fields, but not necessarily in a hospital or clinic. We provide a robust foundation in social sciences, history, and philosophy, plus a variety of complementary electives that range from chemistry and communication to psychology and Spanish.


Program Contact
Dr. William Hatcher
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website. https://www.augusta.edu/admissions/

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • A grade of C or higher in all Major Concentration Courses. 

Core Area A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Sociology or Anthropology of Medicine: 3 Hours

Select one of the following courses:

Free Electives: 24-27 Hours

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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