Want to declare in HSSP?

Learn more about HSSP, including how to declare your HSSP major/minor, by reading our FAQ Sheet.

Here you will learn more about major and minor requirements as well  as find a link to our HSSP Declaration Form.

Requirements for Minor

To earn a minor in Health: Science, Society and Policy, students must complete 6 courses (24 credits):

  1. Core “Science” Course:  
  • BIOL 14a - Genetics & Genomics,
  • BIOL 15b - Cells & Organisms,
  • BIOL 16a - Evolution & Biodiversity, or
  • BIOL 42a - Physiology
  1. Core “Society” Course: SOC 191a - Health, Community & Society or   ​SOC 189a - ​Sociology of the Body & Health

  2. Core “Policy” Course: HS 104b - American Health Care  or LGLS 114a - American Health Care: Law & Policy

  3. HSSP 100b - Intro to Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Population Health   Open to HSSP Juniors & Seniors, usually offered in both fall and spring semesters; generally taken in Junior year.   Alternatively, one of the DIS Study Abroad epidemiology courses - Epidemiology: Danish Case Studies or Epidemiology: Swedish Case Studies - can substitute for HSSP 100b.

  4. 1st Elective from one of the 3 focal areas

  5. 2nd Elective from another of the 3 focal areas

  • Entrance into senior year HSSP core courses can only be guaranteed to those students who declare their HSSP minor before the end of their junior year, regardless of the number of satisfactorily completed courses.

  • Among courses offered to fulfill the requirements for this minor, no course may be taken pass/fail and all grades counting toward an HSSP must be at least a C-.

For more information on what courses count toward HSSP credit, see the Quick Guide.