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Minor in Public Health

The Public Health Minor has been designed for undergraduate students who seek an introduction to the field and its disciplines, and for those who feel knowledge in public health will help them succeed in their careers. The coursework for the Public Health Minor offers exposure to concepts, core functions, and applications of public health in a variety of specializations including health promotion and education, epidemiology, and environmental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of public health to the successful functioning of society. Students can complete the program in-person, online, or using a combination of the two.

A minimum of 19 credit hours is required to earn a Minor in Health Administration. These include:

  • 13 hours of required coursework
  • 6 hours of elective coursework
  • All minors require six hours of advanced (300- or 400-level) courses that are not used in any other major or minor.


Minor Requirements

Required courses (13 credit hours):

HK 111           Introduction to Public Health

HK 207           Introduction to Epidemiology

HK 410           Public Health Practice

HK 408           Environmental Health

Elective Courses (6 credit hours):

HK 110           Contemporary Health

HK 305           Community Health Organizations

HK 206           Health Care Systems

HK 300           Health Behav Theories and Applications

HK 302           Disability in American Society

HK 414           International Health

HK 416           Applied Health Data Analysis

HK 401           Health Behavior and Technology

HK 417           Health Services Financing

HK 420           Community Health Assessment and Planning

HK 421           Health Administration

IHLT 271        Health Equity in the United States

HK 272           Aging and Health Policy

To officially declare this minor, complete this online form.

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