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Health, Society and Policy, BA

Do you feel motivated to help ensure the health and wellbeing of those needing health care but don’t want to deal directly with patient care?

With a health, society and policy degree, you can do that by focusing on the policy side of health and illness and understanding the risks and health challenges facing diverse populations. The Health, Society and Policy program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Social Sciences prepares students for a variety of rewarding career pathways.

Augusta University is Georgia’s Health Sciences Center of Excellence, and with this interdisciplinary approach that promotes an environmental and cultural understanding of health, we truly offer an experience like no other.

Health, Society and Policy, BA is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Creative and Expressive
Helpful and Nurturing

 

Social Sciences

socsci@augusta.edu

706-737-1735

 

What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Health, Society and Policy program you’ll study areas like bioethics, human sexuality, global health, health disparities and health psychology.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

An internship is built into the curriculum, providing hands-on experience in a real-world environment.

Research, internships and other forms of experiential learning offer opportunities to deepen your knowledge, explore career options and make meaningful connections with people who can support your career journey.

As part of the state’s only academic medical center, students are exposed to the full range of health care services and support.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.

 

Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.

 

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates from the health, society and policy program can step directly into roles such as a health coach, family advocate, pastoral care or public health advisor, or they can continue into a variety of graduate and professional programs, including public health, occupational therapy and other social services.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health educators and community health workers can expect a 16% growth between 2016 and 2026.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Interdisciplinary approach develops cultural competencies as they relate to systems of care.

Internship opportunities allow for practical experience that boosts your understanding and impresses potential employers.

Access to the resources of the state’s only public academic health center.

Potential to continue studies in a wide range of graduate and professional programs.

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.