Public Health Minor

The Public Health minor is a 15 credit minor that enables students to acquire public health knowledge that complements their career paths. The minor is designed for students going into careers other than public health who can benefit from public health knowledge in the delivery of their services. A few examples of these careers include anthropology, dentistry, environmental engineering, health education, medicine, nursing, nutritional sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant and psychology.

Students applying to the Public Health minor must have at least junior standing (60+ credits), a 3.0 overall GPA, and complete all prerequisites with a 3.0 GPA or better.

Public Health Majors are not eligible for the Public Health Minor.

Prerequisite Courses

BSC2005 Biological Sciences, or BSC2010 Principles of Biology 1

STA2023 Statistics 1

PSY2012 General Psychology

CLP3144 Abnormal Psychology or DEP3053 Developmental Psychology.

Applying for the Public Health Minor

To apply to the Public Health minor, please visit the PHHP Undergraduate Minor Submission Page. To start the minor in Summer B or Fall semester, you must apply by May 15th. To start the minor in Spring semester, you must apply by October 15th.

Note: Meeting the eligibility requirements for the public health minor
DOES NOT guarantee that you will be approved.

Minor Courses

Students accepted into the minor are required to complete 15 total credits including 3 credits of required coursework and 12 credits of elective coursework. Students may choose any elective courses listed below to meet the elective requirements.

Required Courses (3 Credits)

PHC4101 Public Health Concepts

Elective Courses (12 Credits)

HSA3111 US Healthcare System

PHC4024 Applied Epidemiology

PHC4320 Environmental Concepts in Public Health

PHC3603 Critical Issues in Public Health

PHC 3440 Global Public Health

PHC 4094 Introduction to Biostatistics

RCS4451 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance Abuse

Note: Elective course options are contingent upon availability during registration.
Please make certain to consider several elective course options.

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