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The role of the social sciences in health and medicine has grown significantly as we better understand the connections between health, individuals and society. Biological or genetic factors are no longer considered the primary predictors of how healthy you are, or how long you will live. Instead, social, economic, gender, race, age and psychological factors can better predict health outcomes and even lifespan.
These courses are extremely valuable for future health care and medical professionals who are preparing for graduate school admission.
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Lion Brothers Building
Some classes will occasionally meet downtown in The Lion Brothers Building (UMBC’s new city classroom near Hollins Market) where you can actively learn and discover first-hand what makes Baltimore such a unique and special city. The Lion Brothers Building is located at 875 Poppleton Street and Hollins; across the street from the James McHenry Elementary School and Recreation Center. The building is also close to Café Gourmet, Zella’s Pizzeria, Cup’s Coffee House, and a branch of Harbor Bank.
Just two blocks from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK), with easy access to I-295, I-95, and I-83, the Lion Brothers Building is accessible from campus by UMBC’s Downtown Shuttle, local bus lines, as well as the Charm City Circulator. There is also street parking (free and metered) along the residential roads around the Lion Brothers Building. Students may also park on the UMBC campus (with valid parking permit) and ride the Downtown Shuttle.