The College of Public Health offers opportunities for undergraduate students to complement their major coursework in a minor field of study.  Minors must contain 15-18 semester hours of additional coursework not taken for credit in the major.

  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work (3000-level or above).
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.
  • Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.
  • In the College of Public Health, all courses used to satisfy the minor must be passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

How do I add or remove a minor?

Currently enrolled students, who would like to add or remove a minor should log in to Athena.  Under the Student tab, click the My Programs menu item. From there, you will be able to add/delete majors, emphasis areas, minors, and certificates.  If you have any questions, please email

What do I do when minor is completed?

If DegreeWorks is correct for your minor section, the graduate certification officer for your major/college will process your minor for your transcript.   If there are any discrepancies in DegreeWorks, please contact for corrections to any public health minors.

Available College of Public Health Minors:

Public Health Minor

Through the Minor in Public Health, students are introduced to a wide range of issues in areas of public health such as biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, health promotion, and environmental health. The minor also provides a strong foundation in public health in preparation for professional schools including: law school, medical school, physician assistant school, allied health professional school, public health and health services school.

Note:  Students majoring in Health Promotion or Environmental Health are not eligible for the public health minor.  The major and minor requirements are the same.


Required Course (3 hours):

  • PBHL 3100 or PBHL 3100E
    Note: If PBHL 3100 (or PBHL 3100E) is not the initial course taken for the minor, students have the option of replacing it with a 3-hour upper division course (3000-level or higher) in BIOS, EHSC, EPID, GLOB, GRNT, HPRB, or PBHL, or by taking an additional course from the list below.

Choose four courses from the following (12-13 hours):

  • BIOS 3000  (Note: STAT 2000 cannot be substituted for BIOS)
  • EHSC 3060 or EHSC 3060E
  • EPID 4070
  • HPAM 3600 or HPAM 3600E
  • HPRB 3010

For information contact:

Heather McEachern
Student Services, College of Public Health

Disaster Management Minor


Required Courses (3 hours):

  • DMAN 3100 – Disasters and Society

Choose a minimum of four courses (12 credit hours) from the course list below.

Note: At least three courses must be from the DMAN prefix, and no more than six hours of independent study credit may count toward the minor. Additional elective options may be available. Please contact the Institute for Disaster Management for further information.

  • CVLE 3470 – Civil Engineering Laboratory*
  • DMAN 3200 – Disaster Policy
  • DMAN 3300 – International Aspects of Disasters
  • DMAN 3400 – Disasters, Media, and Pop Culture
  • DMAN 4100 – Methods in Disaster Research
  • DMAN 4960/4970/4980/4990 – Independent Study in Disaster Management and Research (1-4 hrs)
  • ADPR 5120 – Crisis Communication
  • ATSC(GEOG) 3130 – Atmospheric Hazards
  • GEOG 4370/6370-4370L/6370L – Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG 3640 – Geography of Human Rights
  • HPAM 3500 – Introduction to Healthcare Management
  • INTL 4440 – Strategic Intelligence
  • SOCI 4700 – Global Terrorism

*CVLE is one credit hour and therefore the student may take 2 independent research hours in DMAN laboratory research projects to reach 15 hours. DMAN research/directed studies courses are in review in CAPA as DMAN 4960/4970/4980/4990.

For information contact:

Heather McEachern
Student Services, College of Public Health

Environmental Health Science Minor

Students enrolled in the Environmental Health Science Minor, offered through the College’s Department of Environmental Health Science, study how biological, chemical and physical agents – either occurring naturally or introduced into the environment –  affect human health and the environment. Course work in the field can provide a strong foundation for student seeking advanced degrees and careers not only in environmental health science, but industrial hygiene, toxicology, public health, epidemiology, ecology and environmental engineering.


Required Courses (3 hours):

  • EHSC 3060

Choose a minimum of four courses (12 credit hours) from the following:

  • EHSC 3700 (no more than 3hrs may be used)
  • EHSC 4080/6080
  • EHSC 4090/6090
  • EHSC 4100/6100-4100L/6100L
  • EHSC 4150/6150
  • EHSC(FDST)(MIBO) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L
  • EHSC 4400/6400
  • EHSC 4490/6490
  • EHSC 4610/6610
  • EHSC 4700/6700
  • EHSC 4710/6710-4710L/6710L

For information contact:

Dr. Anne Marie Zimeri
Undergraduate Coordinator, Environmental Health Science

Health Policy & Management Minor

The College of Public Health minor in Health Policy and Management, offered through the Department of Health Policy & Management, requires 15 hours of credit. Students who are also enrolled in CPH undergraduate degree programs that require any of the core courses listed for the undergraduate minor will select additional electives instead to complete their 15-credit requirement.


Required Courses (9 hours):

  • PBHL 3100 or PBHL 3100E
  • HPAM 3500
  • HPAM 3600 or HPAM 3600E

Choose two courses from the following electives (6 hours):

  • HPAM 3410
  • HPAM 3750
  • HPAM 4100
  • HPAM 4150
  • HPAM 4300
  • HPAM 4410
  • HPAM 4500
  • HPAM 4600
  • HPAM/INTL 4615
  • HPAM 4700S

For information contact:

Dell Whitehead
Academic Advisor

Global Health Minor

The Global Health Minor, offered within the College’s Global Health Institute, provides students with a better understanding of the concept of “global health” and how by its nature, holds significant health implications for all individuals. Students enrolled in the minor increase their understanding of the global character of health problems, examine multi-disciplinary approaches to solving global health problems, and develop knowledge that will assist in advocacy for the promotion of the solution of global health problems.


Required courses (6 hours):

  • GLOB 3100 or GLOB 3100E – Introduction to Global Health (offered Fall and Spring)
  • GLOB 3200 or GLOB 3200S – Global Health and the Links Among Food, Culture and Disease (offered Fall and Spring)

Choose 3 courses from a list of electives (9 hours):

For information contact:

Heather McEachern
Student Services, College of Public Health