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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  

 

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. 

 

 


 
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