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.
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.
- Departmental Exit Exam Required
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 44.0503
Program Code: 1BA-HESP-BA