The Department of Public Health offers an interdisciplinary 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.
The minor in Public Health consists of 22 credits.
Required Courses (13 credits)
- Choose one from the following:
- PUBH.1021 Introduction to Public Health
- PUBH.2050 Social Determinants of Health
- PUBH.3050 Intro to Epidemiology
Electives (9 credits)
Choose from the following (at least one must be 3000-4000 level):
1PUBH.1021 Introduction to Public Health must be taken prior to registering for all courses listed except HSCI.3080.
For more information, contact the Department of Public Health.