Courses & Requirements

The public health minor consists of:

  1. Two courses (4-6 credits) of introduction to the discipline​
    • *Note: taking PUBH 3004 as one of your two introductory courses also satisfies the 2-credit Applying Public Health Theory requirement below
  2. Six or more credits from the Understanding Health Issues From Varying Social Scientific Contexts subcategory
  3. Two or more credits from the Applying Public Health Theory subcategory (*if not fulfilled by taking PUBH 3004)
  4. One course (two credits) from the Global Impact subcategory​
    • Note: each course in the subcategory has a prerequisite introductory course.
University Catalog for a full list of courses and requirements.

How to Declare

Please include Student ID and major or college when contacting your advisor.
General questions may be directed to

  1. View this PDF iconslideshow presentation
  2. Fill out thePDF iconPublic Health Minor Worksheet
    • Fill in any courses you may have already taken
    • Write the code from the slideshow presentation on the form
  3. Bring the completed form to a drop-in appointment with your designated CLA Public Health Minor Advisor* to officially declare the minor (drop-in hours listed below)

*Contact Geography, Environment & Society Advising (Dr. Ivan Bialostosky or Lorena Vasquez or Sophia Gilleland) at
406 Social Sciences Building if you are a:

  • Biology, Society, & Environment (BSE) major
  • Geography major
  • Physiology major
  • CBS, CFANS, CSE, or Nursing student

Contact *Sociology Advising* ( Bobby Bryant)
909 Social Sciences Building if you are a:

  • CLA student (except BSE, Geography, and Physiology)
  • student from another college not listed above
  • Inter-College Program (ICP) or Bachelors of Individualized Study (BIS) student

Drop-in Advising Hours

Please click on calendar for specific instructions.