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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.
  • no more than one course may "double count" toward multiple minors.
  • 6 credits must be completed at IUPUI.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html

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.) 

If you would like more coursework from the sociological perspective than a minor provides, we would encourage you to consider the Liberal Arts Accelerated Second Degree Advantage.  Talk to an advisor today.

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.