Public Health Minor

The public health minor is intended for students who are following a disciplinary or professional major and who also have an interest in studying public health at local, national, and global levels. Because the study of health issues is truly interdisciplinary in scope, the public health minor is appropriate for students majoring in the humanities, the social sciences, or the natural sciences. While disciplinary or professional majors with health interests are encouraged to complete the entire minor, the public health courses also may be taken singly as electives to enrich a program of study.

(23 semester hours)

  • PUBH 101 Introduction to Public Health
  • PUBH 248 Epidemiology
  • PUBH 295 Public Health Seminar
  • PUBH 395 Advanced Seminar in Public Health
  • One course from:
    • MATH 145 Biostatistics
    • MATH 143 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • PSYC 255
    • SOC/SOWK 255
  • One course from:
    • BIOL 364 Global Health, Environment, and Sustainability
    • ENST 210 Human Modifications of the Global Environment
    • HE 265 Basic Health Concepts: Mental Health, Fitness, Sexuality, Aging, Addictive Behaviors, and Death
    • HE 266 Basic Health Concepts: Diseases, Substance Abuse, Community, and Evironment
    • IDIS 212 Global Health
    • PSYC 335 Health Psychology
  • One course from:
    • ECON 241 Health Economics and Health Policy
    • POLS 212 American Public Policy
    • SOWK 360 Social Welfare Policy Analysis
    • SOC/SOWK 250 Diversity and Inequality in the United States
    • POLS 295 Special Topics: Evaluating Health Care Reform
  • One additional course from previous two categories or one additional advisor-approved elective