Healthcare & Human Services

If you are interested in careers in helping people whether through direct care as a counselor or therapist, by managing healthcare systems to impact the patient experience, or analyzing data to improve efficiency in the delivery of services, there’s a place for you in allied health, public/global health, mental health, health administration and management, clinical research and much more.

Pre-Health Advising: If you have an interest in professional programs in healthcare, please consider making an appointment to see a Pre-Health Advisor.

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In 2016, the occupations in which workers had the highest likelihood of having a certification or license were healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (77.0 percent); legal occupations (66.8 percent); and education, training, and library occupations (55.5 percent). In most fields, licenses were the predominant credential.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: 2016

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WOMEN AND THEIR BODIES IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

Prerequisites: None

Information on physiological processes and phenomena relating to health (for example, menstruation, pregnancy) and ill health (for example, cancer, maternal mortality, depression). Attention to how bodies are located in social contexts that influence health and illness. Explorations of how multiple kinds of social inequalities shape health and health disparities. Information on roles that female-assigned and women-identified people play as healthcare consumers, activists, and practitioners.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Prerequisites: None

Introduction to health care systems. Factors affecting health and the value placed on health, the delivery of healthcare in different settings, the roles of various health workers, and the sociological and economic aspects of healthcare.

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have taken PSYCH 201 or PSYCH 281

Behavior, including its development, motivation, frustrations, emotion, intelligence, learning, forgetting, personality, language, thinking, and social behavior