Minor in Public Health

The Public Health minor expands your understanding of how the natural sciences, social sciences and technology can be used to help solve human health problems. Students in the minor explore the fundamentals of public health research and practice, and learn to see the world through a public health lens.

The minor's required coursework explores the core areas of public health, preparing you to examine a variety of issues from a population health perspective. Additional elective courses allow you to shape the minor to complement your major, as well as your specific interests and career goals.

Completing the Public Health minor improves your marketability in many professional paths, including social work, kinesiology, education, business, health professions, psychology, health communication and others. The minor also prepares students to pursue graduate training in public health.

Students wishing to declare and pursue the Minor in Public Health should contact Laura Windisch (laura.windisch@temple.edu).


An overall GPA of 2.0 or permission from the Public Health Undergraduate Director 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 a 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.

The curriculum for the Public Health Minor will be as follows:

HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
SBS 2103Health Psychology and Human Behavior3
EPBI 3101Introduction to Epidemiology3
Select three of the following elective courses: 19
International Health
Nutrition and Health
Substance Use and Society
Human Sexuality
Disease Prevention and Control
Health Communication
AIDS and Society
Coping with Life Stress Workshop
Contemporary Slavery and Public Health
Ethnicity, Culture and Health
Biostatistics and Public Health
Environmental Health
Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System
Total Credit Hours18