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 and population-level challenges and solutions, as well as possible career options.

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 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 12.0 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

PBHL 101 is a prerequisite for this minor.

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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