Minor in Epidemiology

About the Minor

Never before has disease prevention and health promotion been more important, as evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The minor in Epidemiology provides students foundational knowledge of the distribution and determinants of diseases—a growing field essential for public health. Students develop basic skills in epidemiology and biostatistics and apply those skills to specific topic-based courses, such as Burden of Disease, Disease Outbreak, and Public Health Biology. This is a valuable minor for students majoring in any of the pre-health tracks or other science-related majors.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate students with at least 30.0 credits
  • Students cannot pursue a major and a minor in the same field of study

Program Requirements

Required Courses
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
PBHL 301Epidemiology in Public Health3.0
PBHL 310Burden of Disease3.0
PBHL 311Public Health Biology3.0
PBHL 312Public Health Data Analysis3.0
PBHL 321Disease Outbreak Investigations3.0
Elective Courses (PBHL 102-499)6.0
Total Credits24.0

Additional Information

For more information about this minor, please contact:

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

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