Public Health

Public Health

Associate Professor: Verna DeLauer 
Adjunct Instructors: Ashley Pettit, Patricia Brown

A minor is offered in Public Health.

The mission of the Public Health program is to impart in students a broad understanding of the factors that shape the health of populations and equip them with evaluative tools for improving the health of the community. The Public Health minor is designed to build the student's understanding of public health principles. 

A minor in Public Health will allow you to pursue careers in Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hospitals, and Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs). Students may also pursue graduate work in Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Toxicology, Community Health, Health Education, Biostatistics, and Healthcare Administration. To earn a minor in Public Health, you must successfully complete an 18-credit course of study.

Minor Requirements
The minor in Public Health requires successful completion of the following courses: 

HCA201 Introduction to Healthcare Management
HCA315 Epidemiology
PUBH101 Introduction to Public Health and Health Services 
PUBH201 Public Health Biology or
PUBH202 Introduction to Global Health
PUBH310 Foundations of Environmental Health Sciences
PUBH313 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health 


Program Courses

HCA201 Intro Healthcare Mgmt
HCA315 Fundamentals/Epidemiology
PUBH101 Intro Pub Hlth/Hlth Ser
PUBH201 Public Health Biology
PUBH202 Intro to Global Health
PUBH310 Found Envi Health Sci
PUBH313 Psyc/Beh/Soc Iss Pub Hlth