To prepare students for graduate school or work in areas related to population and public health, as well as to prepare educated citizens, John Carroll University’s minor is composed of four parts: (1) 10 credit hours in basic prerequisite courses that create a foundation for later courses and which may be taken for JCU core credit in Divisions III and IV; (2) 19-20 credit hours in courses introducing students to the major areas of public health; (3) three credit hours in an elective course; and (4) four credit hours in a capstone course which combines a supervised internship and seminar.

NOTE: These requirements apply to students declaring the PPH minor after January 1, 2014

  • Prerequisite courses (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
    • Statistics (one of the following, with a grade of C or better):
      • MT 122 Elementary Statistics 1
      • MT 228 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
      • MT 229 Probability and Statistical Inference
      • EC 208 Business and Economic Statistics
    • Social and behavioral science (one of the following):
      • SC 101 Introductory Sociology
      • SC 245 Introduction to Anthropology

 


 

  • Major areas of population and public health (19-20 hours)

    • Public Health (both courses are required):
      • SC 273 Public Health in U.S. Society
      • AR 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 109/109L Environmental Biology (not open to BL majors)
      • SC 292 Global Environmental Issues
      • SC 380 Environmental Justice Movements
      • PO 361 Environmental Politics and Policy
    • 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 204 Introduction to Policy Studies
      • PO 309 Budget and Public Policy
      • PO 337 Comparative Health Policy
    • Global health (choose one course not taken to fulfill other PPH minor requirements):
      • AR 275 Global Health Care Delivery
      • BL 260 Poverty and Disease
      • SC 370 Medicine and Culture
    • Public health practice:
      • AR 473 Internship in Population and Public Health
    • Elective course (choose one course not taken to fulfill other PPH minor requirements):
      • BL 260 Poverty and Disease
      • BL 310/310L Microbiology
      • BL 410 Medical Microbiology
      • CO 455 Health and Environmental Writing
      • PE 200 Current Health Issues
      • PL 316 Bioethics
      • PO 203 GIS I
      • PO 204 Introduction to Policy Studies
      • PO 309 Budget and Public Policy
      • PO 324 Crisis Mapping, New Media, and Politics
      • 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 Poverty, Welfare, and Social Justice in the U.S.