A Public Health minor provides you with an ecological perspective on the determinants of health that will benefit you in a future career as a health professional. You will develop skills in the use of data, assessing community needs and strengths, implementing evidence-based programs, and developing critical thinking skills regarding the determinants of health affecting a community. With a minor in public health you might seek careers in health/program administration, research with a focus on health issues, professions related to public health, or health care. The minor is open to all undergraduate students at UNE.

The minor is offered through the Westbrook College of Health Professions and is administered through the WCHP Department of Public Health. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and draws courses from the following programs: Public Health, Anthropology, Biology, Sociology, Political Science, and Environmental Studies.


The public health minor provides an opportunity for students interested in national and global health, as well as future graduate study in public health and/or other allied health professions to expand their knowledge in the area of public health.

Required Courses Credits
PUB 200 - Foundations of Public Health 3
PUB 205 - Epidemiology 3
PUB 310 - Social, Behavioral & Environmental Factors in Public Health 3
Elective Credits (See table below) 9
Total Credits 18
Elective Options Credits
Any PUB Course 3-4
Any HWOS Course 3-4
ANT 211 - Medical Anthropology 3
BIO 440 - Medical Biology Topics: One Health 3
PSC 325 - Politics of Public Health 3
NUTR 342 - Food Systems and Public Health 3
SOC 215 - Poverty 3
SOC 355 - Medical Sociology 3
ENV 200 - Society, Population, & Environment: A Global Perspective 3
ENV 250 - Environmental Policy in Comparative Perspectives 3

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If students wish to take a course not listed here as an elective option, the student may meet with their advisor and discuss the academic impact of taking a particular course and how it will enhance their learning and knowledge of public health.

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