This program allows students to be creative with their educational experiences. The track is designed for students who are interested in health from the perspective of the liberal arts and sciences and who seek interdisciplinary training focused around particular health topics.
The minor critically analyzes historical and contemporary connections among health, medicine, and society. It deepens understandings of disease and wellness, pain and suffering, personhood, the nature of death and dying, embodied experience, and the limits of technological knowledge.
This interdisciplinary track emphasizes the human side of environmental issues, while also emphasizing that human issues are never separate from issues of ecology. It challenges students to apply knowledge from the social and biological sciences to address environmental problems.
This interdisciplinary track challenges students to apply knowledge from the social and behavioral sciences to identify patterns and formulate explanations for population health and health related careers.
The MS program is an interdisciplinary plan of study in which students take courses from two or three disciplines, identify a mentor, and complete a master’s thesis or project. The signature aspect of the program is the capstone experience, which integrates the interdisciplinary content into a unified program of research.