Society, Biology, and Health Certificate

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 5

A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of three required courses, and two elective courses. To request the certificate students must apply to The Graduate School upon completion of these requirements.

Course Requirements:

Required Courses:

Course Title
ANTHRO 430-0Integrative Seminar in Society, Biology, and Health
HDSP 451-0Topics in Human Development & Soc Policy (Beyond nature vs. nurture: The impact of experience on biology)
SOCIOL 476-0Topics in Sociological Analysis (Biology and Social Inquiry)

Elective Courses:

Course Title
ANTHRO 386-0Methods in Human Biology Research
ANTHRO 490-0Topics in Anthropology (Medical Anthropology)
ANTHRO 312-0Human Population Biology
PSYCH 470-0Topics in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition (Cultural Neuroscience)
SOCIOL 355-0Medical Sociology
PUB_HLTH 301-0Behavior, Society & Health
HDSP 451-0Topics in Human Development & Soc Policy (Child and Adolescent Sleep - Causes and Consequences)

The objective of the electives is to encourage students to increase their breadth of knowledge beyond their discipline. Students may petition to add courses to this list with the approval of the SBH governance group.