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
  1. Core “Policy” Course:

  • HSSP 104b - American Health Care, or
  • LGLS 114a - American Health Care: Law & Policy
  1. HSSP 100b -Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Population Health

  • Open to HSSP Juniors and HSSP Seniors, HSSP 100b is offered in both fall and spring semesters; and generally taken in the Junior year

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

  1. 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-.

See the Guide to Courses that Count for HSSP Credit for elective options.