Epidemiology (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2024–Spring 2025 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 can be pursued as a specialization within the BA/BS Public Health majors, or as adjunct to preparation for other health fields such as medicine or nursing, or for a basic or social science, such as biology, anthropology or geography.  The goal of the program will be to provide students with a solid foundation for further education or careers that benefit from understanding and application of epidemiologic theory and methods.


Completion of PHST 200 or MATH 109 or higher with a minimum grade of B- and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0. 

The minor in Epidemiology requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
PHEP 200Disease Detectives - SB3
PHEP 300Epidemics, Pandemics and Syndemics3
PHEP 301Global Public Health - SBH, D23
PHEP 305Introduction to Social Epidemiology3
PHEP 341Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health3
Electives (select one course from the following list):3
Environment and Cancer Epidemiology
Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and the Epidemiology of Global Health
Introduction to Maternal and Child Health
Applied Data Analysis for Epidemiology
Minimum Total Hours18

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while in residence at the University of Louisville.