Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

To earn the interdisciplinary minor students must complete the following requirements:

Six Units of Coursework in three areas

  1. Two of the Core Intro classes: 
  • PH 216: Introduction to Public Health and
  • PH 3009: Introduction to the Health Humanities or
  • An introductory course in Global/Cross-Cultural Health:
    • ANTH 3072: Medicines and Meanings (CBL);
    • HIST/AFS 294: Medicine and Empire: Global Health in Historical Perspective;
    • GS 264: Global Public Health: Critical Perspectives (prereq: GS 101 or GS 102)
  1. Advanced Public Health Core class:
  • PH 3001. Basic Principles of Epidemiology (prereqs: PH 216 and Stats 113) or
  • PH 4001. Social Determinants of Health (prereq: PH 216).
  1.  Any three electives from at least two different pools. Core courses that are not chosen as required classes can be taken as electives.
  • Global/Cross-Cultural perspectives
  • Critical Humanistic perspectives
  • Scientific perspectives
  1. Final Reflection Statement: To complete the minor students must submit a one-page final reflection statement self-evaluating work in the public health minor, including the courses taken and how the courses fit together to create an integrated study of public health. The statement must be done after all courses for the minor have been completed or prior to graduation.

TOTAL: 6 units of credit

Restrictions

  1. A maximum of two courses at the 100-level can be counted toward the minor.
  2. No more than two approved courses from other institutions or University-approved study abroad/off-campus programs may transfer into your minor. Permission from a Public Health Program Coordinator is required for transfer.
  3. All courses taken from other institutions or off-campus programs can only count as electives for the minor.

      For students enrolling in 2021 or previous years: you have the option of:

      EITHER earning your minor using the requirements below OR by meeting the requirements listed in the 2022 catalog (see above).

      You must inform the co-coordinators of the Public Health program about which set of requirements you will meet.  You may not change this decision beyond the end of your junior year.

      2019-2021 Minor Requirements

      1. One of the following Fundamentals of PH courses.

      • ANTH 3053. Medical Anthropology.
      • HIST 3097. Public Health in History.
      • PH/BIO 216. Introduction to Public Health.
      • PH 3011. Foundations of Community Health.
      • GS 264. Global Public Health.
      • SOC 275. Medical Sociology.

      2. One of the following Research Skills and Methods courses

      • GEOL/GS 233. Geographic Info Systems w/Lab.
      • GS 290. Research Methods in Global Studies.
      • MATH 230. Differential Equations.
      • PSYC 205. Research Methods in Psychology.
      • SOC 300. Qualitative Research Methods.
      • SOC 301. Quantitative Research Methods.
      • STAT 213. Applied Regression Analysis.

      3. Three Electives.  See APR2 or website for list of courses.

      4. Experiential Learning Component (ELC): Choose one from:

      • Take a Community Based Learning (CBL) course with a public health placement approved by the Public Health Program Coordinator(s)
      • Carry out independent public health-related research (short-term, summer, or semester; this could include an appropriate SYE project)
      • Complete an internship relevant to public health
      • Complete an internship, research, or community-based component as part of an off-campus program approved by the Public Health Program Coordinator(s).

      No additional credit is necessary to fulfill the ELC requirement.  Can be fulfilled with existing requirements or with another public health-related experience.

      5. Final Reflection Statement: To complete the minor students must submit a one-page final reflection statement self-evaluating work in the public health minor, including the courses taken and how the courses fit together to create an integrated study of public health. The statement must be done after all courses for the minor have been completed or prior to graduation.

      TOTAL: 5 units of credit

      Restrictions

      1. Only one course listed in your major(s) may count toward the minor.
      2. Courses must come from at least three departments or programs.
      3. A maximum of two courses at the 100-level can be counted toward the minor.
      4. No more than two approved courses from other institutions or University-approved study abroad/off-campus programs may transfer into your minor. Permission from a Public Health Program Coordinator is required for transfer.