Public Health

Degree Programs - Public Health

MINOR IN PUBLIC HEALTH

The minor in public health is designed to introduce students to the field of public health, including historical development, foundational principles, professional opportunities, and global health and contemporary public health issues. It will serve as a foundation for further study in various fields such as public health, social sciences, health professions, law, technology, and health care management. Students will develop intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and participate in interdisciplinary, integrative and applied learning. The minor will consist of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be at the 3000/4000 level. The minor will emphasize the challenges of rural public health and health disparities in central Appalachia, including influence of regional culture, economy, politics, and behavior on health outcomes.

Required courses:

  • PBH 3010 Introduction to Global Health (3)
  • PBH 3020 Introduction to Public Health: Appalachian Perspectives (3)

And 12 hours selected from the following:

  • AJU 3450 Corrections (3)
  • BIO 2025 Biostatistics (3)
  • BIO 3150 Immunology and Serology (3)
  • BIO 3210 Microbiology (3)
  • BIO 3280 Parasitology (3)
  • BIO 3700 Biomedical Ethics (3)
  • BIO 4110 Virology (3)
  • BIO 4320 Principles of Toxicology (3)
  • ECO 3951 Healthcare Economics (3)
  • HED 2230 Personal and Community Health (3)
  • PHI 3200 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • PSY 3060 Cultural Diversity (3)
  • PSY 3200 Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology (3)
  • PSY 3310 Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 3350 Psychology of Human Motivation (3)
  • PSY 3800 Behavior Modification (3)
  • SOC 3015 Integrated Statistics and Methodology (3)
  • SOC 3025 Research Statistics (3)
  • SOC 3300 Sociology of Gender (3)
  • SOC 3600 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (3)
  • SOC 3750 Environmental Sociology (3)