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    Jun 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Program Overview

The BA in Health, Society, and Policy focuses on the human and policy side of health and illness. This degree will train students to recognize the many social and cultural determinants of health, and to apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment to evaluate and understand the risks and challenges to health for diverse populations. Students in the program will study the individual’s relationship to the communities they belong to, by completing courses about health, health care, and illness in diverse social and cultural contexts.  Students will acquire skills in writing, communication, and analysis that are critical to their future careers in health fields.

The interdisciplinary curriculum develops students’ cultural competencies as they relate to systems of care, by teaching social science research techniques and methods and by promoting a behavioral approach to understanding health. These skills enable graduates to work in human service fields within the health industry, including community health, health behavior, pastoral care, and public health, which trending as the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry. Furthermore, the curriculum has been designed so that students can satisfy the requirements for entry into a number of graduate and professional programs, such as public health, occupational therapy, health-sociology, and other social sciences.

Program Coordinator
Dr. Kim Davies
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

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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