Minor in Public Health

The Minor in Public Health is awarded only to students completing an undergraduate major at UNC Charlotte. The minor consists of 22 semester hours: 13 hours must come from a set of required courses and nine hours must come from a set of electives. To qualify for the Minor in Public Health, students must have a grade point average of 2.0 in courses applied to the minor. Students are encouraged to take electives outside their major department and college to gain a broader health perspective. Because additions and deletions of courses may be made to correspond to current University offerings, students are encouraged to consult with the Program Coordinator as they plan their schedules.

To declare Minor in Public Health, follow these steps:

  1. Schedule an advising session with the advising center located in the College of Health and Human Services in room 103. The advising center is open Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM. The advisors are available to meet on a “walk-in” basis on Wednesdays and on other days by appointment only.
  2. Download the Public Health Minor advising checklist and bring it with you to the advising session.
  3. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with the CHHS Advising Center, contact Julie Howell at phminor@uncc.edu.
  4. Once you sign up for the minor, contact Dr. Ahmed Arif at phminor@uncc.edu for all future advising.  
  5. To drop Public Health Minor, contact Julie Howell at phminor@uncc.edu.
  6. Please include your 800 number for all communications related to the Public Health Minor program.

Required courses (9 credit hours)

  • HLTH 3101 - Foundations of Public Health (3)
  • HLTH 4104 - Epidemiology (3)*
  • HLTH 4280 - Global Health Issues (3)

     * Prerequisite: HLTH 3101

Required Science & Lab course (4 credit hours)

Choose a science and corresponding lab course from the University's General Education Requirements.  This is a prerequisite for declaring the Minor in Public Health.

Elective Courses (9 hours)

Select three of the following.  Please note that some courses may have prerequisites or other requirements.

  • AFRS 3261 - Psychology of the Black Experience (3)
  • AFRS 4630 - Environmental and Public Health in Africa (3)
  • ANTH 3122 - Culture, Health, and Disease (3)
  • or  ANTH 3222 - Culture, Health, and Disease (3)
  • ANTH 4131 - Culture, Pregnancy, and Birth (3)
  • COMM 3115 - Health Communication (3)
  • ECON 3141 - Health Economics (3)
  • ETIN 3243 - Occupational Health Technology (3)
  • FINN 3271 - Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3)
  • GRNT 2100 - Aging and the Lifecourse (3)
  • GRNT 2124 - Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)
  • or  PSYC 2124 - Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)
  • HIST 2140 - Disease and Medicine in History (3)
  • HLTH 3115 - Health and the Aging Process (3)
  • or  GRNT 3115 - Health and the Aging Process (3)
  • KNES 2150 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
  • NURS 2200 - Human Growth and Development (3)
  • NURS 4191 - Women's Health Issues (3)
  • or  WGST 4191 - Women's Health Issues (3)
  • PHIL 3230 - Healthcare Ethics (3)
  • POLS 3125 - Healthcare Policy (3)
  • PSYC 2151 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 2160 - Introduction to Health Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 2165 - Introduction to Community Psychology (3)
  • SOCY 4130 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
  • SOCY 4168 - Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3)
  • Any unrestricted HLTH 2000- , 3000- , or 4000-level course
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