Public Health (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Public Health
Unit: School of Public Health & Information Sciences 
Academic Plan Code(s): PH_ _MINOR

The Public Health minor has been designed for all students who are interested in gaining a broader understanding about the field of Public Health.  The coursework for the minor offers exposure to the concepts and applications of public health in a variety of disciplines.

Students from a wide variety of majors will find a Public Health minor attractive as it assists them in broadening their understanding of patterns of Public Health and its role in our society.  Any major will gain an appreciation for the applications of Public Health. The minor can be an asset to students in determining their interest in graduate studies as well as long term career goals. 

The minor in Public Health requires the completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Program Requirements

PHPH 101Introduction to Public Health 3
PHPB 300Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health3
PHPB 301Health Equity 3
PHPH 431Contemporary Issues in Public Health I3
PHEH 301Public Health and Our Environment3
Minimum Total Hours15
Students will be required to apply to the minor and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.