This interdisciplinary minor is for students in any major interested in protecting and improving the health of communities. The minor addresses biological, social and cultural, environmental, ethical, and public policy influences on a population’s health and requires critical, cross-disciplinary thinking applied to solving health problems. The course of study consists of three parts: prerequisite courses, core areas in public health, and a capstone internship.

NOTE: These requirements apply to students declaring the PPH minor after Fall 2017

  • Prerequisite courses (9-10 credit hours)

    • Biology (one of the following):
      • BL 112 /112L Human Biology with a grade of B or better
      • BL 156/BL158 Principles of Biology 2 with laboratory
      • EPAS 205/205L Human Anatomy
    • Statistics (one of the following, with a grade of C or better):
      • DATA 122 Elementary Statistics
      • DATA 228 Statistics for Biological Sciences
      • DATA 229 Probability and Statistics
      • EC 208 Business and Economics Statistics 2
      • PO 105 Political Analysis
    • Social and behavioral science (one of the following):
      • SC 101 Introductory Sociology
      • SC 245 Introduction to Anthropology

 


 

  • Major areas of population and public health (22-23 credit hours)

    • Public Health (both courses are required):
      • SC 273 Public Health in U.S. Society
      • AR/PPH 273 Current Issues in Population and Public Health (1 credit hour required; may be repeated for up to 3 credits)
    • Epidemiology:
      • BL 240 Epidemiology
    • Environmental studies (one of the following):
      • BL 137 Climate Change
      • BL 222 General Ecology
      • SC 380 Environmental Justice Movements
    • Social and behavioral health (choose one course not taken to fulfill other PPH minor requirements):
      • BL 260 Poverty and Disease
      • PS 226 Drugs and Behavior
      • SC 275 Family Violence
      • SC 285 Aging, Health, and Society
      • SC 315 Sexuality and Sexual Behavior
      • SC 343 Drugs and Crime
      • SC 370 Medicine and Culture
      • SC 385 Poverty, Welfare, and Social Justice in the U.S.
    • Policy studies (choose one course not taken to fulfill other PPH minor requirements):
      • PO 304 Introduction to Policy Analysis
      • PO 337 Comparative Health Policy
    • Global health (choose one course not taken to fulfill other PPH minor requirements):
      • BL 260 Poverty and Disease
      • SC 370 Medicine and Culture
    • Elective course (choose one course not taken to fulfill other PPH minor requirements):
      • AR/PHP 274 Peer Health Advocate Training Course
      • BL 260 Poverty and Disease
      • BL 310/310L Microbiology
      • BL 410 Medical Microbiology
      • CO 455 Health and Environmental Writing
      • EN 300 (Medical Science Writing only)
      • EPAS 200 Current Health Issues
      • HS 237 History of Medicine in America
      • PL 316 Bioethics
      • PO 304 Introduction to Policy Analysis
      • PO 337 Comparative Health Policy
      • PS 226 Drugs and Behavior
      • SC 275 Family Violence
      • SC 285 Aging, Health, and Society
      • SC 315 Sexuality and Sexual Behavior
      • SC 330 Social Stratification
      • SC 343 Drugs and Crime
      • SC 370 Medicine and Culture
      • SC 385┬áPoverty, Welfare, and Social Justice in the U.S.
  • Capstone Internship and Seminar in Public Health Practice (4 credit hours)

    • Public Health Practice
      • AR/PPH 473 Capstone and Internship in Population and Public Health