Public Health - Minor

College of Public Health
326 Lowry Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-6500
publichealth@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/publichealth


Description

The Public Health minor integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individuals. Students who choose to augment their current baccalaureate major by adding the public health minor increase their awareness of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. health care system and the monitoring of diseases in the community through applied public health research.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

[PH]

Minor Requirements
PH 10001INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 10002INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
PH 20001ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 30006INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 30007PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 13
Choose from the following electives:3
INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS
PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 1
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 1
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH
HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21
1

Students in the nursing [BSN-NURS] major may substitute NURS 40020 for PH 30007, NURS 40045 for PH 30033 and NURS 40872 for PH 30004

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000