Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

The public health minor is interdisciplinary, and includes six courses. Two service-learning courses, Introduction to Public Health and Projects in Public Health, are required, in addition to courses in epidemiology and global health. Two other two classes are selected from a list of public health-related electives. In order to enroll in BIO410, students must have completed BIO106 and BIO107. Completion of BIO201 and senior status are recommended before enrolling in BIO410.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • BIO106: Introduction to Population Health or NUR355: Building Healthy Communities*
  • BIO107: Introduction to Epidemiology
  • BIO201: Global Health
  • BIO410: Projects in Public Health or NUR485: Clinical Internship* or SWK426: Field Practicum Seminar II#

Elective Courses (6 credits; one course from each of the following groups)

Group A

  • BIO105: Environmental Health
  • BIO212: Microbiology
  • CHE105 Chemistry & Society I: Public Affairs Chemistry
  • CHE106: Chemistry & Society II: Chemistry for Consumers
  • GRN100: Introduction to Gerontology
  • PSY215: Psychology of Aging
  • PSY342: Social Behavior
  • NUR463: Nursing in Community Health*

Group B

  • SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC307: Marriage and the Family
  • SOC308: Women in Society
  • SOC312: Social Stratification: Sociology of Poverty
  • SOC322: Sociology of Aging
  • SOC326: Sociology of Health
  • SWK210: Diversity and Social Justice
  • SWK300: Social Policy Analysis#
  • SWK351: Social Work and Health/Mental Health Care


* Nursing majors only
# Social Work majors only