Public Health

14 hours

The minor in Public Health is an introduction to the field of global public health, which entails options and policies within the domestic and international context. Its purpose is to provide a Christian liberal arts perspective to understanding the domains of public health which facilitate the well-being of communities and populations in a holistic and sustainable way. The minor follows the guidelines of the “Undergraduate Public Health Learning Outcomes” published by the Association of Schools of Public Health. The minor has a common core for all students and is then structured from the elective courses to best complement the student’s major.

Required CoursesCredits
INCL 348 Foundations of Health Development (Mayterm) 4
BIOL 232 Epidemiology (Mayterm) 2
Electives (Choose a total of 8 hours  from the following courses)Credits
INCL 310 Intercultural Competencies* 4
INCL 347 Development Communication and Grant Writing* 4
INCL 295 ST: Introduction to Public Health 2 - 4
ANTH/SOC 315 Human Ecology** 4
PSY 307 Statistics I and PSY 308 Statistics II or PSY 309 Statistics 4
CHEM 187 Introduction to Nutrition** and CHEM 188 Introduction to Nutrition Lab 3, 1
BIOL 2xxx or higher (with advisement) (BIOL 380 Pathogenic Microbes recommended - has prerequisite) 4
POLS 345 Community Organization and Development 4
Total credits 14
*Recommended for Biology majors and other non-INCL majors
**Recommended for INCL majors and other non-biology majors
Other considerations:
CHEM 187 and 188 Introduction to Nutrition be taken as an IS elective
COMM 101 Presentational Speaking be taken as an IS elective.
MATH 131 Principles of Statistics be taken as the IS Math requirement when possible.
Non-biology majors may also choose to use the IS Creation requirement to take a Biology course.

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