The Health: Science, Society and Policy program, which draws on a considerable range and depth of expertise in the College of Arts and Sciences and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, is designed to:
- Expand students' understanding of the biological, behavioral, social and environmental factors that promote health or cause illness.
- Introduce students to the political, economic, legal, public-health and organizational dimensions of health care systems in the United States and throughout the world.
- Provide students with hands-on experience in either an internship (in a health-care delivery, public health or advocacy organization), a laboratory (studying the biological basis of health, behavior or disease), or a field-based research project (investigating aspects of health or illness in a social context).
- Provide students with the opportunity to integrate their academic coursework and supervised fieldwork or laboratory experiences across a number of health-related disciplines through a team-taught, capstone seminar.
Download the Health: Science, Society and Policy Program's Learning goals (PDF).