Minor in Public Health {19-20}

Minor in Public Health

This minor introduces students from majors other than Biology to the fundamentals of public health. This minor augments the credentials of students from any major, and prepares them for application to a Master of Public Health program should they decide to pursue public health as a career.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand the biological aspects of public health.
  • Students will understand the role of breadth of career options in public health.
  • Students will understand the interactions between society, individual actions and the health of populations.

Core Requirements ( 10 credits )

BIOL 248 Introduction to Public Health (3)
BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)
HSAD 326 Epidemiology & Introductory Biostatistics (3)

Restricted Electives ( 12 credits )

BIOL 350 Microbiology (4)
BIOL 406 DNA as Destiny: Genetics and Society (3)
BIOL 430 Immunobiology (3)
BIOL 438 Medical Microbiology (3)
HIST 374 Plagues and Peoples: Disease and the Environment (3)
HSAD 218 Introduction to Healthcare and Global Health (3)
PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3)
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)