Health and Society Certificate

College: College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies

Requirements for the Health and Society Certificate

Many students attend UW-Parkside hoping to pursue a career in a “helping profession.” This certificate will provide additional options to pursue careers in the health care industry. The Health and Society certificate will provide students with an excellent opportunity to study questions of physical and mental health, health behaviors and practices, and health care institutions, in an integrated way—primarily through a social and cultural lens, spanning both national and global contexts. The health care industry career path is so wide that students may opt to offer their skills as community health educators, consultants to data specialists, substance abuse programmers, rehabilitation and prevention counselors, or school youth and parent aides.

Required Courses
SOCA 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCA 376Public Health3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Social Issues in Substance Use and Abuse
Sociological Social Psychology
Sociology of Mental Illness
Society and Environment
Select one of the following:3
Social Welfare as a Social Institution
Internship in Sociology 1
Total Credits15

All SOCA 492 Internship in Sociology internships have to be geared towards the area of the certificate. Students who already have experience in any field may receive credit for the practicum category of the certificates but after submitting the necessary documentation and approval by the department.