Health, Medicine and Well-Being (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Health, Medicine and Well-Being

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Sociology
Academic Plan Code(s): HMW MIN

Admission to the minor in Health, Medicine and Well-Being requires:

  1. Completion of SOC 320 or SOC 323 with a grade of C or better;
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; and
  3. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in any courses in Sociology.

Completion of the minor requires completion of SOC 320 and SOC 323 with a grade of C or better.

Program Requirements

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 320Social Theory 3
SOC 323Diversity and Inequality3
Select two electives at the 300+ level:
Select one course from the following:3
Urban Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Human Sexuality
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Families
Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Select one course from the following:3
Mental Health and Illness
Medical Sociology
Sociology of Women's Health
Special Topics in Sociology 1
Select two electives at the 400 level:6
Sociology of Aging
Sociology of Death & Dying
Sociology of Leisure
Sociology of Health and Illness
The Health Care System
Sociology of Disabilities
Special Topics in Sociology
Social Inequality & Stratification
Minimum Total Hours21

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.


SOC 350 may only be used if its topic relates to health, medicine and well-being.