Public Health Science Minor

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 restricted 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.

Required courses (9 hours)
HLTH 3101 Foundations of Public Health (3)
HLTH 4104 Epidemiology (3)
HLTH 4280 Global Health Issues (3)

Required Science & Lab course (choose one; 4 hours)
ANTH 2141 Principles of Biological Anthropology & Lab (4)
BIOL 1259 & 1259L Bacteriology (3) & Lab (1)
BIOL 1273 & 1273L Human Anatomy & Physiology (3) and Lab (1)
BIOL 3273 & 3273L Animal Physiology (3) & Lab (1)
PSYC 1101 & 1101L General Psychology (3) and Lab (1)

Electives (choose three; 9 hours)
ANTH 3122/3222 Culture, Health, & Disease (3)
ANTH 4131 Culture, Pregnancy and Birth (3)
ATRN/EXER 2150 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
COMM 3115 Health Communication (3)
ECON 3141 Health Economics (3)
ETIN 3243 Occupational Health Technology (3)
FINN 3271 Principles of Risk Management & Insurance (3)
GRNT 2100 Aging and the Life Course (3)
GRNT/PSYC 2124 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)
HIST 2140 Disease and Medicine in History (3)
HLTH/GRNT 3115 Health and the Aging Process (3)
PHIL 3230 Healthcare Ethics (3)
POLS 3125 Health Care Policy (3)
PSYC 2160 Introduction to Health Psychology (3)
PSYC 3151 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSYC 3155 Community Psychology (3)
SOCY 4130 Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
SOCY 4168 Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3)
WGST 4191 Women’s Health Issues (3)
Any unrestricted HLTH 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level course

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