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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.

Courses by Subject

Subject Catalog Number Course Title
ANTH 211 Cultural Anthropology
EHS 200 Concepts of Emergency Health Services
EHS 200 Concepts of Emergency Health Services
EHS 345 Death and Dying
GES 342 Metropolitan Baltimore: Redeveloping Urban Landscapes
HAPP 340 Health Communication
HAPP 354 Social Bases of Public and Community Health
HAPP 405 Contemporary Issues in Long Term Care
LLC 606 Social Inequality and Social Policy
POLI 446 The Politics of Poverty and Social Welfare Policy
PSYC 285 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 306 Lifespan Human Development
PSYC 360 Psychology of Motivation
PSYC 370 Sensation and Perception
PSYC 385 Health Psychology
SOCY 201 Social Problems in American Society
SOCY 204 Diversity & Pluralism: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
SOCY 351 Medical Sociology
SOCY 354 Social Bases of Public and Community Health
SOCY 359 Death and Dying
SOCY 606 Social Inequality and Social Policy
SOCY 698 Health & Human Rights

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.