Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Public Health (GPH)

18 Credit Hours

College of Public Health

Minor Description

The goal of the General Public Health Minor is to develop in a broad range of students an understanding and appreciation of the field of Public Health.

Upon completion of the General Public Health Minor coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. Articulate the role of public health in disease prevention and health promotion at the local, state, national and global level.
  2. Describe public health concepts and issues.
  3. Discuss and analyze current public health issues.
  4. Describe career paths in public health.
  5. Develop an understanding of public health that can serve as a foundation for the pursuit of graduate public health degrees.

Total Minor Hours - 18 Hours

Core Information

The General Public Health Minor consists of 18 credit hours. It is recommended that students follow the sequence of courses listed below. These courses will give students a broad overview of public health concepts. Departmental courses can then be selected from a wide range of College of Public Health courses in consultation with the undergraduate academic advisors. Students are encouraged to select departmental courses that provide a cohesive learning experience based on their individual interests and goals, assisted by academic advisors in the student's major and College of Public Health.

Core Courses - 9 Hours

Elective Courses - 9 Hours

  • HSC 2100 Contemporary Health Science
  • HSC 2130 Sex, Health and Decision Making
  • PHC 3302 Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Health
  • HSC 3541 Human Structure and Function
  • PHC 4069 Biostatistics in Society
  • HSC 4172 Women's Health: A Public Health Perspective
  • HSC 4211 Health, Behavior and Society
  • PHC 4406 Pop Culture, Vices and Epidemiology
  • HSC 4504 Foundations of Public Health Immunology
  • HSC 4537 Medical Terminology
  • HSC 4580 Foundations of Food Safety
  • HSC 4579 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health
  • HSC 4624 Foundations of Global Health
  • PHC 4031 Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • PHC 4931 Health Care Ethics
  • PHC 3320 Environmental Health Science
  • PHC 3721 Research Methods in Environmental and Occupational Health
  • HSC 4213 Environmental and Occupational Risk Analysis
  • HSC 4430 Occupational Health and Safety
  • PHC 4188 Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations
  • PHC 4234 Public and Private Continuity Planning for Emergencies
  • PHC 4241 Psychology of Fear and Mental Health Issues Related to Disasters
  • PHC 4375 Community Participation in Homeland Security
  • PHC 4376 Disaster by Design: Exercise Development for Homeland Security Professionals
  • HSC 4933 Special Topics in Public Health*
*Please see an academic advisor for selection of special topics courses.

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