Public Health Minor
The minor in Public Health will provide students with an introduction to the vital principles of public health. Through two required courses in public health and epidemiology students explore the ways social, political and economic forces influence the health of populations and learn about the causes and control of disease, including epidemics and pandemics. Elective courses allow students either to focus on public health, through courses in global public health, nutrition, economics, sociology, health care, history of medicine, and health policy.
This minor is appropriate for students considering careers and/or further study in the health professions, particularly in medicine, community or global public health, political science, management, sociology, psychology, prelaw, social work, health promotion, nursing, and other fields. The past few years have seen an increase of interest in public health, by not only students in Biology and the Health Promotion Department, but from other majors. The college has seen an increase in students expressing interest in applying to graduate programs in public health. The minor in public health will provide an opportunity for our students to utilize this program to augment their education in this area. Additionally, after reviewing the topics of the new MCAT exams, there is an increased expectation that students should be aware of issues that are related to the delivery of health care, health care, public health, the sociology of health care and epidemiology.
The minor in Public Health is an interdisciplinary program with two required courses offered and administered by the Department of Biology and Health Promotion.
|Select two of the following courses:||7-8|
|Introduction to Human Biology|
|Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Anatomy and Physiology II|
|General Biology I|
|Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Health Science I|
|HS-1501||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|Select two of the following courses:||6|
|History of Science & Medicine In America|
|Healing and Wholeness|
|Women's Health Issues|
|Introduction to Environmental Public Health|
|Methods in Teaching Health|
|Topic: Sociology of Health & Medicine|