Public Health, Minor


Department of Public Health

Kara Zografos, Chair
McLane Hall, Room 184

Degrees and Programs Offered

BS in Health Science - Community Health Option, B.S.
BS in Health Science - Health Administration Option, B.S.
BS in Health Science - Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Option, B.S.
MN in Public Health, Minor
MPH in Public Health - Health Promotion Option, M.P.H.

Courses Offered

Health Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science and the Master of Public Health (MPH) are designed to prepare students for careers with official and voluntary health agencies at the federal, state, or local levels of government as well as the private sector. The Master of Public Health degree is designed for individuals seeking a professional degree in public health. This degree is recognized throughout the world and is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Department of Public Health offers curricula based on principles of public health practices leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, including a major and minor in health science with options in community health, environmental/occupational health and safety, and health administration.

Master's Program

The mission of the program is to prepare public health professionals for leadership roles in the field of health promotion so that they may contribute to the process of improving the health of communities located within the San Joaquin Valley, California, and the southwest. This mission is fulfilled by attaining several program goals which address the health needs of the ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations living in the San Joaquin Valley and the southwest. Coursework for the Master of Public Health (MPH) is varied and designed to provide the maximum opportunity for problem-solving approaches to the complex issues in the operation, environment, and human factors confronting the health care systems.


Public Health Minor Requirements

The Public Health Minor allows students to receive coursework that complements their major courses and prepares them for career opportunities in public health.

Requirements (15 units)
PH 92, 100, 109, 161, 163

Additional requirements (9 units)
Take all three courses from one of the following special topic areas:

  1. Health Foundations
    PH 114, 131, 188I
  2. Health Care Utilization
    PH 104, 129, 154
  3. Environmental Occupational Health and Safety
    PH 162, 170, 175I

Total (24 units)


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