Certificate in Sociology of Medicine and Aging

Medicine and healthcare is projected to be a fast growing industry well into the 21st Century, and this growth is in part driven by the high proportion of the population that will be reaching retirement age and beyond. Students who complete this certificate will develop special insight into the various intersections between medicine/healthcare and the aging process. This is a 12 credit-hour certificate.

Required Courses:

  • SOC 375 Medical Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 355 Death and Dying (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 644 Sociology of Aging (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 620 Spirituality and Aging (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE: 12 Credit Hours

Contact Information

Dr. Pelgy Vaz
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 321
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-5359
Email: pvaz@fhsu.edu
Web: Sociology

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