Public Health Minor

The public health minor (20 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 (14 credits)

  • PH 101 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)1,2
  • PH 474 Epidemiology (3 credits)1,3
  • PH 475 One Health (2 credits)4
  • 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)
  • PHRM 324 Writing and Professionalization in Pharmacy (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)5
  • POL 215 Problems and Policies in American Government (3 credits)
  • SOC 431 Environmental Sociology (3 credits)

For more information about the Public Health minor, contact:

Sarah Swartz, MPH
Academic Coordinator 


1PH 101 is a pre-requisite for PH 474
2PH 101 is offered in the spring, summer (online), and fall
3PH 474 is only offered in the fall
4PH 475 is only offered in the spring
5Option to substitute MICR 350/350L for MICR 202/202L

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