Public Health Minor

This 15 credit minor enables pre-professional 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 must maintain a 3.0 GPA across required coursework.

Prerequisites include junior status (3rd year), a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.0 prerequisite GPA and completion of general college biology (BSC 2005 or 2010), PSY 2012, STA 2023, and CLP 3144 or DEP 3053 or health psychology. .


  • PHC 4101  Public Health Concepts (REQUIRED)

Select four of the following:

  • HSA 3111 US Healthcare System
  • PHC 4024 Applied Epidemiology
  • PHC 4320 Environmental Concepts in Public Health
  • PHC 3603 Critical Issues in Public Health
  • PHC 3440 Global Public Health
  • PHC 4094 Introduction to Biostatistics
  • RCS 4451 Substance Abuse

Only 3000/4000-level courses may be taken in the junior year (60 credits completed). Please note, admission to the public health minor is not automatic and requires a supplemental application from all interested applicants.

Email your application to add or cancel a minor  to Meredith Nappy (button above). Make sure your application is signed by you (the student) and your major college prior to submission. A PHHP representative will sign your application if you are accepted into the minor.