Minor in Public Health

The Public Health minor reflects the diversity within the field of Public Health. Each required course prepares students to understand the core principles and issues related to Public Health practice. The elective course allows students to individualize the minor to best fit their interests and pre-professional preparation.


An overall GPA of 2.0 or permission from the Public Health Chair is required to apply for this minor. Students pursuing the minor in Public Health should consult with an advisor in the school or college in which they are pursuing their degree and with the Public Health Undergraduate Advisor. A minimum grade of "C" is required for each course and an overall 2.5 GPA is required for the courses taken in the minor. Additionally, no more than two (2) courses may be taken prior to declaring the Public Health minor.

Required Courses
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
HRPR 2103Health Psychology and Human Behavior3
ENVH 2102Environmental Health3
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
EPBI 3101Introduction to Epidemiology (see advisor to register)3
Public Health Elective 1
Select one of the following:3
International Health
Honors International Health
Nutrition and Health
Society, Drug, and Alcohol Perspectives
Human Sexuality
Contemporary Health Issues
Disease Prevention and Control
Health Communication
AIDS and Society (Inter-session/Summer)
Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System
Total Credit Hours18

Other electives may be taken with the advice and permission of a departmental advisor.