Public Health Minors

Requirements for the Public Health Minor

Minimum of seven courses including four core courses (Group A) and three electives (Groups B and C). At least one elective must focus on health, medicine or disease (Group B). At least one elective must be at the 300-level or above.

Group A: Core courses 

  • PH-101 Survey of Public Health (offered Fall and Spring)
  • PH-211 Principles of Epidemiology (offered Fall and Spring)
  • PH-311 Global Health (Spring)
  • MAT-115 Elementary Statistics (Offered Fall and Spring) OR PSY-206 Research Statistics

Electives for the Public Health Minor

Minimum of seven courses including four core courses and three electives. At least one elective must focus on health, medicine or disease (Group B). At least one elective must be at the 300-level or above.

Group B: Courses with a focus on health, medicine, or disease (choose at least one)

  • PH/ESS-202 Public and Environmental Health Communication
  • PH/WS-225 Topics in Women’s Health
  • PH-295 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Public Health Problems (formerly PH-226)
  • PH/ANT-240 Medical Anthropology
  • PH-331 Environmental Health
  • PH-332 Health Policy
  • PH-350 Anthropology of Violence
  • PH-372 Affordable and Sustainable Healthcare Technologies (not offered every year)
  • PH-375 Public Health Design and Evaluation
  • PH/ECO-345 Health Economics
  • PH-395 Topics in Public Health (may be repeated if topic is different)
  • PH-450 Internship in Public Health
  • ANT-371 Women, Health and Society
  • BIO-317 Immunology
  • PHI-106 Bioethics
  • PSY-202 Psychology of Sexual Behavior
  • PSY-205 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY-312 Abnormal Psychology
  • SPA-370 Topics in Latino Literature (when topic is Illness, Healing & Motherhood)

Group C: Electives

  • AS-170 African American Culture and Social Institutions
  • ANT-101 Cultural Anthropology or SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology
  • ANT/REL/AS-219 Trans-Atlantic Voodoo
  • ANT-245 Marriage, Sexuality and Power in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANT-301 Contemporary Cultures and Controversies in Latin America
  • ANT-340 Worlds of Culture: Global Ethnography
  • ANT-354 Human Culture in Anthropological Perspective
  • ANT/REL/AS-380 Culture and Ethnography of Africa
  • ANT/SOC-390 Foundations of Social Research
  • ANT/SOC-391 Special Areas in Social Science Inquiry
  • BIO-111 Integrative Biology II
  • BIO-250 Foundations of Neuroscience I
  • BIO-260 Bioinformatics
  • BIO-240 Vertebrate Biology
  • BIO-201 Microbiology
  • BIO-220 Genetics
  • BIO-216 Molecular Biology
  • BUS-202 Introduction to Organizational Management
  • BUS-211 Financial Accounting
  • BUS-212 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS-240 Business and Society
  • BUS-320 Nonprofit Organizations
  • CHE-150 Intro to Chemistry
  • CHE-240 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE-270 Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CHE-280 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • CHE-350 Organic Chemistry III
  • ECO-104 Intro to Macroeconomics
  • ECO-105 Intro to Microeconomics
  • ESS-101 Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • ESS-395 Topics in Global Environmental Challenges (when topics is related to Public Health)
  • MAT-130/PHY-130 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • MAT-325 Mathematical Models and Applications
  • POL-313 Gender Politics
  • POL-322 Theories of Development and Anti-Development
  • POL-329 Issues on Global Migration
  • PSY-101 Introductory Psychology: Biological Foundations & Cognitive Processes
  • PSY-102 Introductory Psychology: Development, Social Behavior and Individual Differences
  • PSY-207 Research Design and Methods
  • REL-125 Introduction to Human Rights
  • REL/ANT-214 Anthropology of Religion: Myth, Ritual, and Symbol
  • SOC-221 Social Problems in Global Contexts
  • SOC-230 Race, Class, and Gender
  • SOC-325 Urban Lives
  • WS-263 Women and International Human Rights Law