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Public Health | Minor


Jolynn Gardner
Program Director
Mary Graydon Center 328

Minor in Public Health

The public health minor is designed to complement a wide variety of popular majors across the university, including (but not limited to) anthropology, biology, biochemistry, business administration, CLEG, communication studies, economics, elementary education, environmental studies, health promotion, history, international studies, journalism, justice, law and society, philosophy, political science, psychology, public communication, secondary education, sociology, and statistics. The public health minor will help students better understand the role of health in their particular discipline or field.

The 25 credit hour minor in public health is comprised of a 5-course core and 3 electives from at least two cluster areas.

Course Requirements

  • PHIL-241 Bioethics (3)
  • PUBH-110 Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • PUBH-340 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3)
  • SISU-358 Global Health (3)
  • STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4)


Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

  • 9 credit hours at the 300-level or above from the clusters below, with courses taken from at least two clusters. Note: some courses may have additional prerequisites.


Elective Cluster Areas:
  • Global Health
  • Health Science
  • Policy and Program Planning
  • Social and Community Health