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Degrees Offered

Sociology (BA)

Sociology is a social science discipline that investigates how communities are formed and maintained and how people resist social conventions and inequalities. Drexel's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology trains students to study the interplay between institutions and individuals to better understand how one’s life is shaped by society.

At Drexel, sociology students take fascinating courses such as Social Movements, Sociology of Health and Illness, Urban Sociology, Globalization, and Cities and Sustainability to hone their ability to analyze and remake contemporary life. The department also offers a course called Sociology of the Future to spur creative thinking about new ways to organize society.

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Medical Sociology (Minor)

The minor in medical sociology is designed to give students a broader understanding of the social dimensions of contemporary medical practice. Investigating health and illness from a national and global perspective, the minor helps students understand the relations between inequalities, health care and social justice; trends in health professions; and the importance of organizations to health care. For students majoring in such fields as health sciences, nursing, or biology, the minor in medical sociology complements their scientific training with a social science focus on humans, policy, and power in healthcare.

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Sociology (Minor)

Are you interested in learning how to systematically identify major social trends? Do you wonder if gender, race or class shape work, medicine or science? Are you curious about what causes environmental change to happen? The Minor in Sociology provides students with the ability to view social issues such as poverty, racism, economic inequality, unemployment and sexism through the sociological lens.

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