Public Health Minor

The public health minor (18 credits) will serve to engage students in the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts and functions across the globe and in society. Courses identified will include the basic concepts, methods and tools of public health data collection. The minor will also include understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioral, and biological factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities. Communication skills will be emphasized through writing, critical thinking, and other methods of oral and visual/electronic communication. 

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • PH 101 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH 474 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • STAT 330 Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • SOC 235 Cultural Diversity (3 credits)

Writing Course Requirement (choose one course for 3 credits)

  • ENGL 321 Writing in the Technical Professions (3 credits)
  • ENGL 324 Writing in the Sciences (3 credits)
  • ENGL 325 Writing in the Health Professions (3 credits)
  • ENGL 326 Writing in the Design Professions (3 credits)
  • ENGL 358 Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose one course for 3 credits)

  • ANTH 332 Medical Anthropology (3 credits)
  • EMGT 101 Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes (3 credits)
  • EMGT 445 Understanding Vulnerable Populations in Disasters (3 credits)
  • HNES 250 Nutrition Science (3 credits)
  • MICR 202 and 202L Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)
  • PH 452 Lifestyle Approaches to Prevention, Treatment and Reversal of Disease (3 credits)
  • POL 215 Problems and Policies in American Government (3 credits)
  • SOC 431 Environmental Sociology (3 credits)

Note - We will allow MICR 350 and 350L as substitutions for MICR 202 and 202L.
If you would like this substitution, please contact, Director of Academic Programs, Assistant Professor of Practice
In your message, please include your nameStudent ID number, and message about a course substitution request

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