Community Health Minor

Degree Type

In this minor, students will learn about how our social, political and economic environment shapes population health, about the structure of the U.S. health system, and about how to apply the empirical skills of epidemiology. They will also gain expertise in major topic areas. All electives offered by the Public Health Department satisfy the elective requirement, including the current courses listed here.


Students minoring in Community Health are required to complete a minimum of 5 courses and 18 credit hours. No more than one course may be applied from the student’s academic major. No more than one course in the minor may be transferred from another institution. Each course in the minor must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Required Core Courses (12 credits)

  • PH3600 Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health
  • PH3610 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System
  • PH4800 Epidemiology

Elective Courses (8 credits)

Students must take a minimum of two of the courses here:

Offered by Public Health

  • PH 2900 Black Lives Matter: Health Inequities in the U.S.
  • PH3200 Nutrition and Society
  • PH3700 Medical Anthropology
  • PH4600 Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • PH4450 Human Sexuality
  • PH4610 Women’s Health
  • PH4631 Mental Health
  • PH4650 Substance Use: Social and structural determinants
  • PH4661 Health Education
  • PH4750 Aging and Social Policy
  • PH4760 Health Administration
  • PH4770 Occupational Health
  • PH4790 Health Policy
  • PH4810 Ethics in Public Health
  • PH4850 Global Health
  • PH4890 Environmental Justice
  • PH4820 Health Law
  • PH4920 Special Topics in Public Health
  • PH4930 Immigrant and Refugee Health

Offered by Politics, Economics & Law

  • PE4430 Health Economics

Offered by Psychology

  • PY 3020 Health Psychology

Offered by Sociology:

  • SY3750 Medical Sociology