Public Health, Minor

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Dr. Laura Poms

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The minor in public health prepares students with a broad and baseline understanding of public health. Students are introduced to various topics that comprise  public health, including global health, environmental health, epidemiology, health behaviors, and biostatistics.


The undergraduate minor in public health offers students the opportunity to explore concepts and principles related to community, global, population, and public health.  The minor is designed for students who are interested in learning more about the growing field of public health.  The minor will add value to any major, but it is particularly relevant to students majoring in biology, communication, environmental science, nursing, psychology, and sociology.  The minor may also provide a competitive advantage for students interested in pursuing advance studies such as law, medicine, and nursing.