Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


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.

Total Minor Hours - 18 Hours

Core Information

It is recommended students follow the sequence of courses listed below. These courses will give students a broad overview of public health concepts. 

Core Courses - 9 Hours

Elective Courses - 9 Hours

  • HSC 2100 Contemporary Health Science
  • HSC 2130 Sex, Health and Decision Making
  • HSC 2017 Careers in Public Health
  • HSC 2933 Special Topics in Public Health
  • HUN 2201 Nutrition
  • HSC 3541 Human Structure and Function
  • HSC 4172 Women's Health: A Public Health Perspective
  • HSC 4211 Health, Behavior and Society
  • HSC 4504 Foundations of Public Health Immunology
  • HSC 4537 Medical Terminology
  • HSC 4579 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health
  • HSC 4573 Foundations of Food Safety
  • HSC 4624 Foundations of Global Health
  • PHC 4031 Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • PHC 4069 Biostatistics in Society
  • PHC 4931 Health Care Ethics
  • PHC 4032 Foundations of Infection Control
  • 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
  • PHC 4406 Pop Culture, Vices and Epidemiology
  • PHC 4140 Introduction to Public Health Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • PHC 4592 Public Health Genetics
  • PHC 4109 Public Health Biology
  • PHC 4501 Health Education Theory and Behavior 
  • PHC 4141 Intervention Program Planning and Management
  • PHC 4582 Health Education Methods, Communication and Advocacy 
  • HUN 3126 Food and Culture
  • HUN 3296 Nutrition and Disease
  • HUN 3272 Sports Nutrition
  • PHC 4720 Foundations of Public Health Writing
  • HSC 4631 Critical Issues in Public Health
  • HSC 4933 Special Topics in Public Health*

*Please see an academic advisor for selection of special topics courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

There may be no overlap between coursework in a major and coursework in a minor. 

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