Undergraduate study in Social Science for Public Health

What you can study in Social Science for Public Health

Social Science for Public Health is an interdisciplinary subject which combines courses in Population Health, Anthropology, Geography, History, Māori Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies and Sociology.

Your study will progress from a general social science foundation to focus on current issues in health, welfare and society.

Structuring your major in Social Science for Public Health

You can take a major in Social Science for Public Health as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Social Science for Public Health. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Social Science for Public Health major:

  • SOCSCIPH 200 and 300
  • One course from POPLHTLH 101, 102, 203, 204
  • One course from ANTHRO 208, GEOG 305, HISTORY
    367, SOCIOL 333

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Social Science for Public Health, you can contact Professor Judith Littleton or Dr Tara Coleman