BS Social Science of Health


BS program in Social Science of Health aims at understanding the relationship between health and human society through analytical lens of social science disciplines.

What is Unique about this Program?
  • The teaching faculty consists of specialists from fields of Anthropology, Economics, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History, Mathematics Public Health, Bio-medicine, Geography, Philosophy, Linguistics, Media Sciences and Technology to provide a holistic interdisciplinary perspective on health issues.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the program is conducive to learning skills outside the classroom through community engagement.
  • The approach of the program is an interdisciplinary perspective of health, social sciences and humanities which enhances understanding of health in terms of diverse cultural outlooks.
Career Prospects:
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Health administration
  • Researchers in health related national and international organizations (NGOs and INGOs)
  • Patient rights advocates
  • Medical social workers
  • Teaching faculty of Behavioral Science course in medical universities/colleges
Admission Criteria/Eligibility:
  • F.Sc (Pre-Medical or Pre-Engineering), F.A., ICS, I.Com, A Levels, High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification with a minimum 2nd division
  • NUMS Admission Test
  • Interview


Interdisciplinary General Courses

Foundation (Core) Courses

Major/Elective Courses

Introduction to Geography 

Introduction to Public Health 

Health Communication and Mass Media  

Introduction to Anthropology

Gender and Health 

Introduction to Biomedicine

Introduction to Economics  

Health and Community Development 

History of Medicine  

Introduction to Psychology 

Health Economics

Advanced Methods in Health Research  

Introduction to History  

Anthropology, Healing and Religion 

Medical Anthropology-I  

Introduction to Philosophy

Research Methodology  

Health Professions Education  

Political Science and Governance 

Social Theories 

Health Informatics  

Law and Human Rights

Hospital Management

Globalization and Health 


Health Psychology

Medical Anthropology-II

Scheme of studies:
Institutes offering this course:
  • NUMS, Rawalpindi