Minor in Public Health

About the Minor

The Dornsife School of Public Health trains new leaders to tackle society's current and future health challenges. The Public Health minor is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the field's diversity. Reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of the School, students are required to take courses originating from various public health core disciplines, which include: epidemiology; community health and prevention; environmental and occupational health; and health management and policy.

This minor will be a relevant course of study for students pursuing pre-med, pre-law, biology and business curricula as well as students interested in population-based applications of psychology, sociology and communications theory. Completion of the minor will provide students with an exposure to the breadth and depth of topics within public health, population-level challenges and solutions, as well as possible career options.


Please note: PBHL 101 is a prerequisite for all required PBHL courses in this minor.

Required Courses
PBHL 301Epidemiology in Public Health3.0
PBHL 302Introduction to the History of Public Health3.0
PBHL 303Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
PBHL 304Introduction to Health & Human Rights3.0
Elective Choices
Complete 12 credits from the following courses:12.0
Biology of Cancer
Economics of Health Care Systems
Health-Care Ethics I
Women and Children: Health & Society
Introduction to Community Health
Injury Prevention and Control
The U.S. Public Health System
Public Health Ethics
Burden of Disease
Public Health Biology
Public Health Data Analysis
The Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being
Environmental and Occupational Health
Public Health Leadership
Drugs, Society, and Public Health
The World's Water
Violence and Trauma in Public Health
Health Inequality
Biomedical Ethics
International Human Rights
Health Psychology
Psychology - Inequity & Injustice
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Wealth and Power
Sociology of Health and Illness
Women's Health and Human Rights
Total Credits24.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please contact the Program Director:
Jennifer Breaux, DrPH, MPH
Director, Undergraduate Public Health Education
Dornsife School of Public Health

Karen DeVose, MEd
Undergraduate Advisor/Program Coordinator
Department of Undergraduate Education
Tel: 267.359.6115

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