Minor in Environmental Public Health

About the Minor

The minor in Environmental Public Health is designed to deepen students' understanding of complex environmental and occupational issues from a population health perspective. Courses examine key global environmental and occupational health topics such as urban health, green space, safe drinking water, injury prevention, worker safety, climate change, and risk communication. Upon completion of the minor, students will have a strong grasp on environmental public health challenges facing society and will be prepared for a career in the field or for advanced study.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate students with at least 30.0 credits
  • Students cannot pursue a major and a minor in the same field of study
  • PBHL 101 is a prerequisite for this minor

Program Requirements

Required Courses *
PBHL 307Injury Prevention and Control3.0
PBHL 314Environmental and Occupational Health3.0
PBHL 317The World's Water3.0
PBHL 350Introduction to Urban Health3.0
Elective Choices **12.0
Choose 4 classes from the following courses:
Epidemiology in Public Health
Introduction to the History of Public Health
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Public Health Ethics
Public Health Biology
Public Health Data Analysis
The Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being
Nature Prescription: Trees, Green Space, and Your Health
Disease Outbreak Investigations
Autism as a Public Health Challenge
Health Inequality
Total Credits24.0

PBHL 101 is a prerequisite for this minor.


Additional classes can count towards the elective requirement with program approval.

Additional Information

For more information about this minor, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

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