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Medical Sociology

Minor in Sociology, Medical

Considering the unique resources and needs of IUPUI, the Department of Sociology offers a minor in medical sociology. This program is designed to lead to a general understanding of the social context of health, health care, and the delivery of medical services and should be of special interest to all students majoring in health-related specialties.

A minor in Medical Sociology (SOC) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • 6 credits must be completed at IUPUI.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • SOC-R 100: Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)


  • SOC-R 381: Social Factors in Health and Illness (3 cr.)


  • SOC-R 382: Social Organization of Health Care (3 cr.)

9 additional credit hours of sociology courses selected from the following:

  • SOC-R 320: Sexuality and Society (3 cr.)
  • SOC-R 321: Women and Health (3 cr.)
  • SOC-R 327: Sociology of Death and Dying (3 cr.)
  • SOC-R 385: AIDS and Society (3 cr.)
  • SOC-R 415: Sociology of Disability (3 cr.)
  • SOC-R 485:  Sociology of Mental Illness (3 cr.)