The Health Science minor is a 15 credit minor designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills regarding the development of disease and disability, the scientific bases of health and illness, and the impact of the changing health care delivery system on healthcare.
Students applying to the Health Science minor must have at least junior standing (60+ credits), a 3.0 overall GPA, and completed all five prerequisite courses with a 3.0 GPA or better. Students can satisfy prerequisite requirements by way of letter grade (“C” grade or better), a satisfactory grade (“S” grade), or AP/IB test credit. Course equivalents from state and community colleges are acceptable substitutes for minor prerequisite courses.
Health Science and Public Health Majors are ineligible for the Health Science Minor.
Prerequisite CoursesBSC2005 Biological Sciences, or BSC2010 Principles of Biology 1
APK2105C Applied Human Physiology with Lab
STA2023 Statistics 1
PSY2012 General Psychology
CLP3144 Abnormal Psychology or DEP3053 Developmental Psychology
Applying for the Health Science Minor
To apply to the Health Science minor, please visit the PHHP Undergraduate Minor Submission Page. To start the minor in Summer B or Fall semester, you must upload your minor form by May 15th. To start the minor in Spring semester, you must upload your minor form by October 15th.
Note: Meeting the eligibility requirements for the health science minor
DOES NOT guarantee that you will be approved.
Students accepted into the minor are required to complete 15 total credits including 9 credits of required coursework and 6 credits of elective coursework. Students may choose any two elective courses listed below to meet the elective requirements, however these courses can be registered for after all required courses are successfully completed.
Required Courses (9 Credits)
HSC3502 Survey of Diseases and Disability 1 (Fall)
HSA3111 US Healthcare Systems (Fall)
OTH3416 Pathophysiology (Spring)
Elective Courses (6 Credits)
CLP4134 Introduction to Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology
CLP4314 Introduction to Health Psychology
CLP4420 Introduction to Neuropsychology
HSC4558 Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 2
HSC4600 Psychiatric Disorders
PHC3603 Critical Issues in Public Health
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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