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Department of Sociology

Certificate in Social Research in Health and Medicine

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements SOCRHMACRT
The certificate provides students with an in-depth exposure to social science approaches to health and health behavior. Students obtain basic training in social science, research methods, and statistics, and foster an interdisciplinary perspective in health that prepares them for the modern world of medicine, nursing, and health policy.

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Basic Social Science. Two (2) courses:
    • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC-S 101 Social Problems and Policies (Approved topics: "MED IN AMERICA:GENES-G CULTURE" (TPC 13); "MEDICINE IN AMERICA - SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND POLICIES" (TPC 23); "MEDICINE IN AMERICA: PHYSICIANS/PATIENTS-PROBLEMS" (TPC 4))
    • ANTH-E 260 Culture, Health, and Illness
    • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
  2. Research Methods in Sociology. One (1) course:
    • SOC-S 370 Research Methods in Sociology
  3. Statistics. One (1) course:
    • SOC-S 110 Charts, Graphs, and Tables
    • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology
    • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors
    • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
    • STAT-K 310 Statistical Techniques
  4. Advanced. Three (3) courses:
    • ANTH-B 260 Biocultural Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH-B 312 Evolutionary Medicine
    • ANTH-B 340 Hormones and Human Behavior
    • ANTH-B 480 Human Growth and Development
    • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology
    • PSY-P 315 Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology
    • SOC-S 305 Population
    • SOC-S 324 Sociology of Mental Illness
    • SOC-S 358 Social Inequalities in Health and Health Care
    • SOC-S 365 Health and Society: Sociology for Health Professionals
    • SPEA-H 322 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • SPEA-H 324 HEALTH POLICY
    • SPEA-H 354 HEALTH ECONOMICS
    • SPEA-H 411 CHRONIC AND LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION
    • SPH-B 310 HLTH CARE IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
    • SPH-E 311 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
  5. Capstone. One (1) course:
    • SOC-S 410 Topics in Social Organization (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • SOC-S 431 Topics in Social Psychology (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • SOC-S 498 Honors Thesis Seminar I
    • SOC-S 499 Honors Thesis Seminar II
  6. Certificate GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.