A minor in public health provides students with basic knowledge about the major causes of poor health outcomes domestically and globally as well as how health promotion and disease prevention interventions can protect and enhance the health and well-being of populations. Because health affects almost every aspect of human life, a minor in public health is useful preparation for careers in many fields:
- Students planning careers in government or politics will benefit from an understanding of health as it relates to policy and administration.
- Because health policy and health issues are constantly at the top of the news, communications and journalism majors may want to develop a deeper understanding of health-related issues.
- With the healthcare industry being one of the nation’s top employers, students aiming for business or economics careers might be interested in a focus in the area of health.
- Finally, an understanding of public health will broaden the perspectives of students in any health or human services professions such as education, science, medicine, nursing, psychology, or nutrition.
|HLTH 102||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HLTH 202||Public Health Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency||3|
|or HLTH 204||Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health|
|HLTH 330||Health Education Methods||3|
|or HLTH 365||Science of Public Health: Epidemiology|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Public Health Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency (can only count as an elective if not taken as a required course)|
|Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health (can only count as an elective if not taken as a required course)|
|Injury Prevention and Emergency Care|
|Study of Human Diseases|
|Perspectives on Drugs|
|Foundations of Environmental Health|
|Program Planning and Evaluation|
|Health Education Methods (can only count as an elective if not taken as a required course)|
|Special Topics in Health|
|Addressing Health Disparities Through Social Justice|
|Health Policy and Administration|
|Science of Public Health: Epidemiology (can only count as an elective if not taken as a required course)|
|School Health and Community Services|
|Applied Statistics for Public Health|
|Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals|
|Advanced Methods in Health Education|
|Population Approaches to Diet and Activity|
|Health Aspects of Aging|
|Community Organizing and Health Advocacy|
|Race, Racism, and Health|
|Gender, Sexuality, and Health Disparities|