Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Culture and Health Minor

Culture and Health Minor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
PO Box 70644
(423) 439-4996
Web Address:

Culture and Health:

Melissa Schrift, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology, Culture and Health Advisor
Pre-Health Academic Liaison, College of Arts and Sciences

The Culture and Health minor will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that trains students in the cross-cultural diversity of experiences surrounding health, illness, and treatment. The minor will increase cultural competency of future health care providers, give them firsthand experience engaging health and disease in nontraditional settings, and provide them with tangible skills designed to help them have success in professional training. In addition to targeting pre-health and pre-med students, the minor will offer students in the social sciences a focused track to pursue careers in community health research, advocacy, and development work in the government and nonprofit sectors.

Minor Requirement

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.

Culture and Health Minor: 18 credits

At least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.