2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 25, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Minor

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Maureen Thompson, Undergraduate Programs Director
344 White Hall


The minor is designed in part for students wishing to gain knowledge and skills for employment in a number of fields that intersect with public health or in preparation for graduate study in public health.


The Minor in Public Health is available to all University students with a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.  To be admitted to the minor, a student must submit a Declaration of Minor form to his or her faculty advisor, the Public Health Minor coordinator, and the Dean’s office in his or her home college.


Student Learning Outcomes

Apply theories, concepts and models from social and behavioral disciplines as they relate to public health practice.  Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1. Apply theories, concepts and models from social and behavioral disciplines as they relate to public health practice

2. Use relevant data, information sources, and evidence based approaches to inform public health practice

3. Plan, implement and evaluate public health programs

4. Communicate public health information to diverse populations using a variety of media

5. Assess the health status of populations, determinants of health & illness, and factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan

6. Analyze social, environmental and behavioral factors that impact on health and contribute to health disparities

7. Compare and contrast the United States health care system structure to systems in other countries

8. Analyze how communities, community forces and research shape health policies and regulations

Course Requirements for the Minor in Public Health

Total Credits Required: 18


Students who pursue a minor in public health may not pursue a minor in health and wellness, but may pursue a second minor in addiction studies. Public health majors may not pursue a public health minor.

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