Gender and Health - Minor

The Gender and Health minor provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience utilized in various careers related to the intersection of gender, health, healthcare, and health policy in both domestic and transnational realms. Students develop critical thinking, writing, teamwork, and analytical skills as they explore a wide range of topics that allow for an intricate and nuanced understanding of the social determinants of health. Many of our courses include case-study and experiential learning components, allowing students to engage in learning through direct contact with organizations, professionals, and clients in the healthcare community.

The healthcare industry is an area of continued growth, and health care professionals and related occupations are in high demand. The Gender and Health minor helps students recognize and understand the complex intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in relation to health, healthcare, and health policy in preparation for related graduate education and careers.