Undergraduate study in Social Science for Public Health

What can you study?

Social Science for Public Health is an interdisciplinary subject which combines courses in Population Health, Anthropology, Geography, History, Maori Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies and Sociology. Your study will progress from a general social science foundation to focus on current issues in health, welfare and society. You can focus on specific areas within the field, eg, geography and anthropology, or history and politics.

Other useful subjects

Social Science for Public Health combines well with Anthropology, Asian Studies, Geography, History, Maori Studies, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology or Women's Studies

Undergraduate programmes in Social Science for Public Health

You can study Social Science for Public Health as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Social Science for Public Health will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Science for Public Health

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Social Science for Public Health as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Social Science for Public Health. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Social Science for Public Health

For help with degree planning

Talk to the Arts Students' Centre

Undergraduate Adviser for Social Science for Public Health

Contact the Undergraduate Adviser for academic advice.

Dr Manuel Vallee

Room 918, Social Sciences Building (Building 201)
Phone: 3737 599 ext 88657
Email:  m.vallee@auckland.ac.nz