Feb 21, 2018
Students in the public health minor will gain a basic understanding of the foundations of public health. Upon completion of a minor, students will be able to:
- Describe the history of public health;
- Provide examples of the essential services of public health;
- Identify the methodologies employed by public health practitioners;
- Identify and describe the factors impacting health and disease of a population using sociological model;
- Utilize basic methods for measurement and quantification of disease to describe the extent of public health issues; and
- Discuss the impact of culture and policy on health and disease.
Minor Requirements: 18 Credits
Public Health Required Core Courses: 9 Credits
Complete all of the following courses:
Public Health Electives: 9 Credits
Students must choose one course from each topic area from those listed below. Other alternative courses may be selected with advisement.
* IMPORTANT NOTE: Students cannot use a course to fulfill the nine credits of Public Health Elective requirements if it has been used to fulfill a requirement for their major. *
Topic Area 1: Ethics
- BUS 312: Ethics and Social Responsibility
- PHI 235: Biomedical Ethics
- Additional Special Topics courses in Ethics may be approved by advisement.
Topic Area 2: Culture and Behavior
- HMN 201: Food, Culture and Nutrition
- HSC 206: Cultural Perspectives of Health, Disability and Wellness
- HSC 215: Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
- PED 225: Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
- PSY 326: Health Psychology
- Additional Special Topics courses in Culture and Behavior may be approved by advisement.
Topic Area 3: Environmental
- BIO 110: Environmental Issues
- BIO 130: Environmental Biology
- BIO 326: Ecology
- BIO 350: New and Emerging Diseases
- HST 150: Climate Crisis and the Challenge of Energy Conversion
- SCI 120: Nutrition Science