Public Health Minor

Offered by Health Science Programs

The purpose of the interdisciplinary Public Health Minor is to allow students from any major to gain insight, knowledge, and experience in the diverse field of public health. The objectives of this minor are: (a) to acquaint the student with the core functions of public health including assessment, policy development and assurance, and; (b) to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-baccalaureate public health graduate programs and careers in public health.  

Required Courses
HSCI 140Introduction to Public Health3
HSCI 320Global Health3
BIOL 110Introduction to Epidemiology3
PE 329Introduction to Health Promotion3
MGT 450Population Health Management: Systems and Policies3
Take one of the following:3
Business Statistics
Elementary Statistics
Behavioral Statistics
The elective courses selected should be based on the need to provide a broader education for each student. Students interested in this minor MUST consult with a public health minor advisor to identify specific courses required to focus specific public health interests.
Environmental Biology
Human Microbiology
Human Physiology
Infectious Diseases
Human Genetics
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry for the Health Sciences
and Introductory Chemistry for the Health Sciences Lab
Lifespan Development and the Family
Marriage and Family Relationships
Cross-Cultural Family Patterns
Environmental Conservation
GIScience Principles and Concepts
History of Science & Medicine
History of Global Public Health
Introduction to Nutrition
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
General Physics for Allied Health
Abnormal Behavior and Society
Health Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
General Safety Education
Occupation Safety/Health
Social Psychology
Sociology of Health and Illness
Introduction to Social Welfare
Spanish for Special Purposes (Medical)
Introduction to Health Communication
Total Credit Hours24