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  Nov 30, 2020
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Public Health Minor

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
• Discuss the impact of culture and policy on health and disease.

Minor Requirements : 18 credits

Core : 9 credits
Complete all of the following
PBH 201 Health and Society
PBH 210 Overview of Global Health
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology

Ethics : 3 credits
Complete one of the following
BUS 307 Business Ethics
BUS 312 Ethics and Social Responsibility 
PHL 235 Biomedical Ethics 
PHL 206 Ethics
PHL 341 Values in Life & Work: Applied Ethics

Culture and Behavior : 3 credits
Complete one of the following
HUM 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

Environmental : 3 credits
Complete one of the following
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

Minor Policy

• Minors may be declared before the completion of the drop/add period in the first term of the senior year or before completion of 87 credit hours, whichever comes later.
• Successful completion of at least one course in the minor is a prerequisite to such declaration.
• Only two of the required minor courses may also count toward major or another minor’s requirements. 
• One half of the required credits for the minor must be completed at Sage (minimum).
• GPA in Minor required (minimum): 2.200 or higher