Courses and Concentrations

For course times, locations, and syllabi for the current academic year, ** please see Yale Course Search. **

Also note that some graduate courses may also be open to undergraduates with permission of the instructor.

A concentration is a combination of seven courses in HSHM and other departments that share a common theme. To form a concentration, there is a minimum of two HSHM courses, one seminar in HSHM or History, and one science (SC) course. The additional three courses can be drawn from any department (including more HSHM courses). All seven courses must be coherent with the concentration, including the science elective, and broad intro or pre-med-sequence science courses typically do not fill this role.

All students must also take at least one course that is not in their concentration. This means that the course must not have an “x” in the student’s concentration in the spreadsheets below.

The major offers seven standard concentrations: Medicine and Public HealthScience, Technology, and Society; Gender, Reproduction, and the Body; Media, Information, and The Public; Colonialism, Knowledge, and Power; Minds and Brains. In addition, students can design their own concentration in consultation with the DUS. 

For the short list of current HSHM courses – including concentration assignments – please:

>> Click HERE to download the 2023–2024 HSHM concentration spreadsheet <<

We also keep an archive of all concentration assignments for courses offered in the last four years:

>> Click HERE for the concentration archive spreadsheet <<