The Bachelor of Arts in Health, Society, and Policy focuses on the human and policy side of health and illness. This degree will train students to recognize the many social and cultural determinants of health, and to apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment to evaluate and understand the risks and challenges to health for diverse populations. Students in the program will study the individual's relationship to the communities they belong to, by completing courses about health, health care, and illness in diverse social and cultural contexts.  Students will acquire skills in writing, communication, and analysis that are critical to their future careers in health fields.

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Social Sciences

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall


Room: N312

Mailing Address:
1120 15th Street AH-N312 Augusta, GA 30912

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Health, Society, and Policy

HESP is an interdisciplinary degree that examines how human behavior and policy making impact health.

BA to MS Epidemiology in 5 Years

We also offer a BA in Health, Society, and Policy (HESP) to the MS in Epidemiology. The 4+1 option will provide qualified students interested in health policy, health care, and epidemiology an accelerated route to earn both the BA degree and the MS degree within five years.

Health, Society and Policy Faculty

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Dr. Elizabeth Culatta

  • Social Sciences
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Dr. Andrew Goss

  • History, Anthropology, and Philosophy
photo of Dr. Pamela Hayward

Dr. Pamela Hayward

  • Communication
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Dr. Dave Hunt

  • Social Sciences
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Dr. Wendy Turner

  • History, Anthropology, and Philosophy
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Dr. Steven Weiss

  • History, Anthropology, and Philosophy

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