Jan 27, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Sociology, Health and Society Specialization, BA


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The sociology “Health and Society” specialization prepares students for job opportunities in a wide range of organizations in both the public and private sectors, as well as graduate school in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or other health-related fields. Students develop an understanding of core sociological concepts and theories (as they relate to health and society in general) and learn how to use a variety of research methods to study the social world. This track culminates in a 200-hour internship with an organization in the health care field. Through classroom study and experiential learning, this track provides excellent preparation for a career in the health care field.

This specialization is required for sociology majors in the pre-physical therapy and pre-occupational therapy pathways, but is open to all sociology majors. For more information, please visit the Pre-Occupational Therapy Pathway  , Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway  , and Pre-Physical Therapy 3+3 Program catalog listings.

Curriculum


Introductory Courses (4 Credits)


Core Requirements (25 Credits)


Internship (6 Credits)


Total Credits: 35


The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

Pathways Pre-OT and Pre-PT


Pre-Occupational Therapy Pathway


Majors who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate occupational therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway


Students who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate physical therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Please Note:


The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

Please Note: Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway


Students from another major who no longer have a reserved seat for the graduate physical therapy program may not transfer into sociology’s health and society concentration with a pre-physical therapy major designation. Existing sociology majors who no longer have a reserved seat for the graduate physical therapy program must also drop the pre-physical therapy major designation. If a student has their reserved seat reinstated, they must also apply to the chair of sociology for reinstatement into the sociology pre-physical therapy major designation. Refer to the Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway section of this catalog for information about the reserved seat program.

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