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Bachelor of Science

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The Bachelor of Science in Care, Health, and Society provides a complete overview of the world of sociology related to health care and caring. The knowledge of helping professions and supporting career, ethical issues, inter-professional care and communication, suffering and care in society, statistics, and advocacy or organizational dynamics, gained from a major in Care, Health, and Society, forms a solid career foundation. Graduates are well prepared to work in medical and health care support, public and social services, administration, human services, and community outreach. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in nursing. Some of the job titles listed below require an advanced degree.    

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://sociology.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Online

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGLISH 101 First Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Languge 4
2nd Semester
ENGLISH 102 First Year Composition 3
MATH 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
CHS 204 3
SOC 200 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
CHS 305 3
CHS 306 3
Tier II General Education 3
Advocay/Organizational 3
Minor 3
5th Semester
CHS 309 3
Major Career Track 3
Minor 3
Major Career Track 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
CHS 393 3
Major Career Track 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
Major Career Track 3
Major Career Track 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The Bachelor of Science in Care, Health, and Society provides a complete overview of the world of sociology related to health care and caring. The knowledge of helping professions and supporting career, ethical issues, inter-professional care and communication, suffering and care in society, statistics, and advocacy or organizational dynamics, gained from a major in Care, Health, and Society, forms a solid career foundation. Graduates are well prepared to work in medical and health care support, public and social services, administration, human services, and community outreach. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in nursing. Some of the job titles listed below require an advanced degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Medical and health care support
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Public and social services
  • Public health and community outreach
  • Public relations and program coordination
  • Human resources and administration
  • Law enforcement
  • Sales

Sample Employers

  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Human right organizations
  • Medical and health care centers and organizations
  • Nursing home and adult daycare centers
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Social welfare and service agencies
  • Public and private health science outreach agencies
  • Health care product and medical equipment companies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Nursing Home Administrator $52,700 - $86,400
Hospice Worker $31,200 - $48,600
Community Health Worker $22,900 - $37,800
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide $16,400 - $20,600
Nurse Aide/Nursing Assistant $18,100 - $24,200
Public Relations/Fundraising Managers $50,400 - $93,300
Human Resources Manager $60,100 - $99,100
Social and Community Service Managers $35,000 - $58,700
Social and Human Service Assistants $19,200 - $28,700
Mental Health Social Worker $25,500 - $39,200
Substance Abuse Counselor $25,300 - $38,600
Child and Family Social Workers $26,200 - $40,700
Patient Relations Representative/Patient Coordinator $21,400 - $31,100
Medical Social Workers $31,200 - $48,600
Health Care/Medical Insurance Sales Agent $25,900 - $47,400
Adult Day Care Coordinator $19,200 - $48,600
HIV/AIDS Counselor and Case Manager $31,200 - $47,400
Grief Therapist $24,800 - $28,700
Public Health /Health Care Social Worker $31,200 - $48,600
Child Welfare Worker $26,200 - $40,700
Grant Coordinator and Writer $36,143 - $43,271
Insurance Claim Examiner/Policy Processor $25,100 - $35,200