Undergraduate study in Social Science for Public Health
Social Science for Public Health is no longer available for new enrolments. If you are currently enrolled in this major, contact the Arts Students' Centre.
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.
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.
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