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Health and Society

The Health and Society minor at LMU offers rigorous interdisciplinary training in the social foundations of health. The curriculum draws on the social sciences, humanities, and the basic sciences to critically examine how social arrangements shape morbidity and mortality patterns across populations; the organization and financing of health care; how culture informs ideas and practices related to bodies, illness, and disease; and how people experience and make sense of illness in their everyday lives. Upon completing the minor, students will be equipped with necessary content knowledge and analytical skills to be effective agents for change through careers in medicine, health policy, health advocacy, or other related fields.

Heath and Society faculty share their expertise on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q&A with Rachel Washburn
Are you interested in how culture, politics, and economics shape health and illness? Are you considering a career in public health, policy, or advocacy? BCLA can help.