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The Public Health minor integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individual. Students who choose to augment their current baccalaureate major by adding the public health minor increase their awareness of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. health care system, and the monitoring of diseases in the community through applied public health research.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

PUBLIC HEALTH MINOR REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health 3
 DG   10002 Introduction to Global Health 3
    20001 Essentials of Epidemiology 3
    30005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health 3
    30006 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety 3
    30007 Prevention and Control of Disease* 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  PH 30002 Introductory Biostatistics (3)  
    30004 Public Health Research (3)*  
    30012 Communicable Diseases (3)  
    30033 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making (3)*  
    40195 Special Topics in Public Health (1-3)  
    40196 Individual Investigation in Public Health (1-3)  
 DD   44000 Health Disparities (3)  
  MINIMUM TOTAL 21

 

*Students in the nursing [BSN-NURS] major may substitute NURS 40020 for PH 30007, NURS 40045 for PH 30033 and NURS 40872 for PH 30004. 

 

Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 hours in residence at Kent State University and earn a minimum 2.000 cumulative and minor GPA to be awarded the minor in Public Health.