The Public Health Minor
The Public Health Minor has been designed for students who are looking for an introduction to the field and its disciplines. This minor offers a complementary curriculum for students who are on a pre-medical track or those majoring in fields, such as environmental sciences or policy, which may incorporate a health focus. The coursework for the minor offers exposure to the concepts and applications of public health in a variety of the specific disciplines which make up the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Lani Mendelson is a Jewish Studies sophomore:
"I decided to do a Public Health minor because I have always been intrigued by the diversity in the field of public health. While our colleagues will be treating diseases and genetic defects, we will be preventing them and promoting a healthier lifestyle.
My community service hours have been dedicated to children afflicted with cancer and other life threatening diseases. I encourage my peers to join me in studying public health and civic engagement in New Orleans."
The Public Health Minor requires a minimum of 18 hours in undergraduate public health credits. See below, or check out the Minor requirements checklist, for details.
Students are required to take the following courses for a total of 6 credits:
- SPHU 1010 - Introduction to Public Health
- SPHU 1020 - The Cell, The Individual, and The Community
- SPHU 3170 - Foundations in Epidemiology
Students must also take any three (3) additional public health courses. Students may choose from either undergraduate public health courses or graduate core courses, for an 9 additional credits.
Possible courses include: SPHU 2810, 3010, 3020, 3110, 3120, 3150, 3160, 4010, 4200, 4210 4300, 4560, or graduate level classes upon approval.
Please note the following before applying to the Public Health Minor:
- Applicants must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.
- All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade.
- Completion of the minor requires a GPA of 2.0 or better in all classes taken for credit towards the minor.