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Community Health

Examine public health issues. Create innovative solutions. Build stronger communities. Learn about health and rehabilitation services, and become an agent of change.

Minor in Public Health

The Public Health Minor has been designed for undergraduate students who seek an introduction to the field and its disciplines, and for those who feel knowledge in public health will help them succeed in their careers. The coursework for the Public Health Minor offers exposure to concepts, core functions, and applications of public health in a variety of specializations including health promotion and education, epidemiology, and environmental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of public health to the successful functioning of society. Students can complete the program in-person, online, or using a combination of the two.

13 Hours Foundational Coursework
6 Hours Approved Elective Coursework
19 Hours Min. Required for Completion

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More Info and Course Requirements
To officially declare this minor, complete this online form.

Required courses

Code Course
CHLH 101
Introduction to Public Health

Hours: 3

CHLH 274
Introduction to Epidemiology

Hours: 3

CHLH 410
Public Health Practice

Hours: 4

CHLH 469
Environmental Health

Hours: 3

Electives (choose at least 6 hours)

Code Course
CHLH 100
Contemporary Health

Hours: 3

CHLH 210
Community Health Organizations

Hours: 2

CHLH 250
Health Care Systems

Hours: 3

CHLH 304
Foundations of Health Behavior

Hours: 4

CHLH 330
Disability in American Society

Hours: 3

CHLH 415
International Health

Hours: 3

CHLH 421
Health Data Analysis

Hours: 3

CHLH 441
Health Behavior and Technology

Hours: 3

CHLH 455
Health Services Financing

Hours: 3

CHLH 457
Health Planning

Hours: 3

CHLH 458
Health Administration

Hours: 3

IHLT 232
Health Disparities in the U.S.

Hours: 3

IHLT 240
Aging and Health Policy

Hours: 3

Community Health students need to make sure they have 6 hours of advanced course credit distinct from credit earned for the major or another minor. If you have questions, please contact your advisor.

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