Enhance your major with the undergraduate Minor in Public Health, which expands your understanding of how the natural sciences, social sciences and technology can be used to help solve human health problems. Students in the minor explore the fundamentals of public health research and practice, and learn to see the world through a public health lens.

The minor’s required coursework explores the core areas of public health, preparing you to examine a variety of issues from a population health perspective. Students are trained in the fundamentals of epidemiology (the study of how diseases arise and proliferate among populations) and in health behavior and the ways in which human psychology relates to individual and population health. Additional elective courses allow you to shape the minor to complement your major, as well as your specific interests and career goals.

Completing the Public Health Minor improves your marketability in many professional paths, including social work, kinesiology, education, business, health professions, psychology, health communication and others. The minor also prepares students to pursue graduate training in public health. View curriculum.

Next steps

Current students may sign up for the minor by contacting Natasha Benoit (last names A-K) or Gale Carlin (last names L-Z).