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Social Inequality, Health & Policy Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Social Inequality, Health, and Policy BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Courses [7 hours]

  • Forum Seminar
  • Population Studies Course
  • Methods Course

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Courses in a Strand [6 hours]

  • Family and Fertility
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Population Studies
  • Public Health
  • Social Inequality

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Connecting Experiences [6 hours]

BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Social Inequality, Health, and Policy.

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Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

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BDP Certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy

Courses counting toward a BDP in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.