Minor

The Department of Public Health offers a minor in Public Health.

There is growing popularity of Public Health majors and minors in the United States as a result of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for universities to promote an educated citizenry by providing access to public health education to all undergraduate students. Understanding of global health challenges and social responsibilities in regard to critical public health issues is important for promoting a healthy society. A minor in Public Health will prepare students to address these challenges.

The minor in Public Health allows students at UMass Lowell to develop a foundational knowledge about the public health field in combination with their undergraduate major and will improve marketability post-graduation.

Students in the Public Health minor must complete a minimum of 22 credits, with at least 9 credits at the 3000 level.

Required Courses (7 credits)

  • Science Requirement: (choose one from the following)
    • HSCI.1010/1030 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab or 
    • BIOL.1110/1170L Principles of Biology I & Experimental Biology I  or 
    • BIOL.1220/1240L Biology for Health Sciences with Lab
  • Math Requirement: 
    • MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics

Required Public Health Courses (9 credits)

  • PUBH.1020 Introduction to Public Health
  • HSCI.3080 Global Health
  • PUBH.3050 Intro to Epidemiology

Public Health Electives (6 credits)

Choose from the following (at least one course must be at the 3000 level). Please note, PUBH.1020 Introduction to Public Health must be taken prior to registering for any of the following courses: 

  • HSCI.2220 Health and Disease Across the Lifespan
  • HSCI.3060 Introduction to Gerontology
  • PUBH.2040 Introduction to Health Promotion
  • PUBH.2060 Research Methods in Public Health
  • PUBH.3210 Healthcare Systems
  • PUBH.2210 Health Policy
  • PUBH.2080 Principles of Environmental Health Science

For more information, contact the Department of Public Health.