Gauging Interest in Interdisciplinary Health & Society Major + Minor at UVM


Survey of UVM undergraduates to gauge interest in a major and minor in Health & Society.  

Welcome!  This is a brief survey of undergraduates at the University of Vermont to gauge interest in a new interdisciplinary major and minor.  

Faculty representing all Schools and Colleges from across the UVM campus are in the process of developing a proposal for a new interdisciplinary major and minor in "Health and Society" to be housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The goal of the Health and Society program will be to offer students the opportunity to learn how experts from different disciplines approach questions of human health, healing, and health care. Drawing on a variety of social science and public health approaches, students will examine how health is influenced by a wide range of local, regional, and global forces such as biocultural variation, sociocultural conceptions and practices, societal institutions and social inequalities, political and economic processes, and planetary health and the changing environment.  

Gauging student interest is a vital part of designing, and building a case for, this proposed new program.  We would like to learn about both your level of interest and which areas of the curriculum you would find most interesting.  

The new Health & Society program will be designed to complement UVM's existing undergraduate offerings in the Health Sciences program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and in the Anthropology of Global Health and the Environment, Health, and Healing concentrations in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as UVM's Masters in Public Health program.

It would be a huge help if you could take a few minutes to participate in this survey.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible.  It  will close on May 3rd, 2017.   

The survey includes up to fourteen brief questions.