This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2021–Spring 2022 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Minor in Epidemiology
Unit: School of Public Health & Information Sciences
Academic Plan Code(s): EPIDMINOR
The Epidemiology minor provides students with the basic principles of epidemiology with an emphasis on: (1) epidemiologic measures of disease in populations; (2) the epidemiologic approach to surveillance, screening, investigation and control of disease outbreaks and epidemics; (3) the distribution and risk factors for major communicable and non-communicable diseases by person, time and place; (4) the interaction of genetics, environment and lifestyle in human health; (5) the history and critical role of epidemiology in advancing public health and medicine. Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate information on health and disease generated by epidemiologists and its role in shaping public health policies and actions.
The minor in Epidemiology requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours.
|PHEP 200||Disease Detectives||3|
|PHEP 300||Epidemics, Pandemics and Syndemics||3|
|PHEP 305||Psychiatric Epidemiology||3|
|PHEP 320||Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and the Epidemiology of Global Health||3|
|PHEP 341||Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health||3|
|Electives (select one course from the following list):||3|
|Environment and Cancer Epidemiology|
|Applied Data Analysis for Epidemiology|
|Introduction to Maternal and Child Health|
|Minimum Total Hours||18|
At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.
Students will be required to apply to the minor and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Epidemiology is a quantitative science and applicants must have taken, at minimum, BIOL 350, CJ 326, IE 360, MATH 109, PHST 301, PSYC 301, SOC 301, or an equivalent with a minimum grade of B-.