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Public Health Minor

The Global Public Health cross-school minor provides students with an introduction thinking about health issues across populations, and allows students to explore the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Students completing the minor enroll in two core courses, then select two electives from the list below to reflect their interest in the field.  NOTE: Please be aware that students may not count a course towards both the Public Health minor and their major degree requirements.

Required courses:

UGPH-GU 10 Health and Society in a Global Context

UGPH-GU 30 Epidemiology for Global health

Please note that the following courses may NOT be counted towards the minor:
  • UGPH-GU 20 Biostatistics for Public Health
  • UGPH-GU 40 Health Policy in a Global World
  • UGPH-GU 50 Environmental Health in a Global World


Choose two courses from the following list:

Anthropology (CAS)
ANTH-UA 35 Medical Anthropology
ANTH-UA 36 Global Biocultures

Applied Psychology (Steinhardt)
APSY-UE 1272 Adolescent Development
APSY-UE 1081 Psychosexual Aspects of Human Behavior
APSY-UE 1041 Women and Mental Health: A Lifecycle Perspective
APSY-UE 1110 Sexual identities across the Lifespan
APSY-YE 1038 Abnormal Psychology

Biology (CAS)
BIOL-UA 30 Genetics
BIOL-UA 31 At the Bench: Laboratory in Genetics
BIOL-UA 38 Genome Biology
BIOL-UA 45 Quantitative Methods in Human Genetics
BIOL-UA 44 Microbiology and Microbial Genomics
BIOL-UA 50 Immunology
BIOL-UA 70 At the Bench: Microbiology
BIOL-UA 1023 Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases
BIOL-GA 1080 Animal Virology
BIOL-UA 64 Ecological Analysis with GIS
BIOL-UA 1066 Toxicology

Global Public Health (CGPH)
UGPH-GU 35 Behavioral Risk-Taking in the Global Context
UGPH-GU 45 Controversies & Debates (formerly called UGPH-GU 90 Topics in Public Health: Controversies & Debates)

History (CAS)
HIST-UA 743 Power and Poverty
HIST-UA 202 History of Western Medicine
HIST-UA 293 Global Medicine & Medicine: The Challenges We Face

Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health (Steinhardt)
PUHE-UE 1315 Introduction to Public Health Nutrition
PUHE-UE 1321 Principles of Health Promotion
PUHE-UE 1310 Introduction to Global Health
NUTR-UE 1209 Community Nutrition
NUTR-UE 1187 International Nutrition
FOOD-UE 1033 Food Systems: Food and Agriculture in the Twentieth Century
NUTR-UE 9187 Global Nutrition: The African Perspective [offered in Accra, Ghana]

Philosophy (CAS)
PHIL-UA 50, Medical Ethics

Public Policy (Wagner)
PHIL-UA 50, Medical Ethics (4 credits)
UPADM-GP 230 Medical Care and Health: Comparative Perspectives
UPADM-GP 232 Global Health: Policies, Politics and Institutions 
UPADM-GP 236 Topics in Health: Policy, Politics and Power

Social Work (Social Work)
UNDSW-US 0082 Global Poverty

Sociology (CAS)
SOC-UA 139 The American Ghetto
SOC-UA 451 The Family
SOC-UA 135 Race and Ethnicity 

Please click here for instructions on how to apply for the Public Health Minor.

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