Public Health Undergraduate Minor

A minor in Public Health is designed for students who wish to develop an introductory awareness and preparation for dealing with critical local, state, national and global issues important to improving population health. Because public health practice requires a foundation in the social and natural sciences, a minor in public health pairs well with a number of the undergraduate majors at UIS (e.g., biology, chemistry, biochemistry, sociology, psychology, environmental studies, global studies, and liberal studies or students pursuing nursing, the pre-med track, or allied health professions). A minor in public health will help students in these majors understand the application of their major in the betterment of environmental and public health.

To earn an undergraduate minor in Public Health, students must complete a minimum of 15 hours in public health courses (two core and three electives). Electives should be selected in consultation with a Public Health faculty member. Please contact