Public Health Minor

The minor in public health is designed for undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines who wish to explore key components of public health including the basic components of the U.S. healthcare system, core values and concepts of public health, public health analytic methods, and the social determinants of health.

The minor is comprised of five courses for a minimum of 18 semester hours.

Four required courses focus on the key components of public health and the remaining course is an elective from the provided list. Through the elective course, students can explore policy, healthcare management and delivery, research methods, health communication, nutrition and exercise, health disparities, and environmental health.

Note: This minor is not open to students majoring in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science or those pursuing a combined major with health science.

Program of Studies

Required Courses

Course No. Course Name Credits
PHTH 1260 The American Healthcare System 4
or PHTH 1261 Comparative Healthcare Systems
PHTH 2350 Community and Public Health 4
or PHTH 2351 Community and Public Health — Global
PHTH 2210 Foundations of Biostatistics 4
or ECON 2350 Statistics
or ENVR 2500 Biostatistics
or MATH 2280 Statistics and Software
or MATH 3081 Probability and Statistics
or MGSC 2301 Business Statistics
or PHMD 3450 Research Methodology and Biostatistics
or PSYC 2320 Statistics in Psychological Research
PHTH 4202 Principles of Epidemiology in Medicine and Public Health 4


You can take one elective from the below list.

Course No. Course Name Credits
Nutrition and Wellness 3-4
EXSC 1120 Introduction to Exercise, Fitness, and Health
HSCI 1105 Human Nutrition
or HSCI 1106 Contemporary Issues in Nutrition
or HSCI 1107 Nutrition Service Learning
PHTH 2300 Communication Skills for the Health Professions
or PHTH 2301 Communication Skills for the Health Professions—Global
PHTH 4540 Health Education and Program Planning
Policy and Administration 3-4
PHTH 2515 Healthcare Policy and Administration
PHTH 4511 Healthcare Management
PHTH 4515 Critical Issues in Health and Public-Health Policy
Health, Societies, and Humanity 3-4
PHTH 1120 Society and Health
or SOCL 1120 Society and Health
PHTH 1270 Introduction to Global Health
PHTH 2414 Environmental Health
PHTH 4120 Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health
Research Methods 3-4
PHTH 3250 Fundamentals of Qualitative Research
PHTH 5440 Community-Based Participatory Research: Environmental Health

GPA Requirements

2.000 GPA required for this minor.

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Contact Information

Please contact the Bouve Office of Student Services for assistance with course registration or if you have questions about the minor.
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