Public Health Minor

The Public Health minor equips students to better understand the social issues that deeply influence health and wellness.  Topics include social inequalities in health, culture change and social explanations for mental and physical health. Health care workers and policy makers increasingly recognize that a full understanding of these topics is essential for professionals that are working toward a healthier society. 

The academic minor in Public Health requires a total of 21 credits from three categories. In completing the requirements for the minor, a minimum of 12 credits must be distinct and different from the units used to complete the requirements of a major or another minor.  Any credits above this minimum requirements may be double counted. 

Required Courses6
Public Health
Social Issues of Health & Wellness
Select two of the following courses:6
Ethics in Health Care
Death, Grief, and Loss
Social Psychology
Class, Race, Ethnicity & Gender
Public Policy Issues
Select three of the following courses:9
Social Problems
Community Development
Social & Cultural Change
Urban Studies
Human Sexuality
Mental Illness in Society
Global Development & Society
Total Units21

Other courses may count as an elective for the minor as they are developed or as approved by the Chair for the Department of Sociology. Questions, contact the Department of Sociology.