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Undergraduate Minors in Public Health

Public health minors provide undergraduate students at Drexel University with additional foundational knowledge, an enhanced skill set, broader exposure to complex public health issues, and possible new career paths.

Drexel students may declare a minor as early as their first year. Speak with your academic advisor if you have any questions about choosing a minor.

Public Health

The Public Health minor provides students with a broad overview of the field's diversity. Reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of the Dornsife School of Public Health, students take courses originating from various public health core disciplines, which include epidemiology, community health and prevention, environmental and occupational health, and health management and policy.

This minor will be a relevant course of study for students pursuing pre-med, pre-law, biology and business curricula as well as students interested in population-based applications of psychology, sociology and communications theory.

Completion of the minor will provide students with an exposure to the breadth and depth of topics within public health, population-level challenges and solutions, as well as possible career options.

Review core and elective courses

Environmental Public Health

The Environmental Public Health minor provides students with the framework for understanding the complexity of issues and challenges present in environmental health issues from a public health perspective.

Required course topics range from injury prevention and control, environmental and occupational health to global health issues surrounding water.

Once the core courses are completed, students can choose from a variety of elective courses.

Upon completion of the minor, students will have a stronger grasp on how current issues reside within an environmental public health viewpoint.

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology minor provides undergraduates with foundational knowledge of epidemiology, which is the study and control of disease or injury patterns in human populations. Students develop basic skills in epidemiology and biostatistics and then apply those skills to specific topic-based courses like Burden of Disease, Disease Outbreak Investigation and Public Health Biology.

This is a beneficial minor for students who are pursuing any of the pre-health tracks or other science-related majors.

Global Public Health

The Global Public Health minor is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the field's diversity, emphasizing a global perspective. Reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of Dornsife, students take courses originating from various public health core disciplines.

This minor will be a relevant course of study for students pursuing pre-med, pre-law, biology and business curricula as well as students interested in population-based applications of psychology, sociology and communications theory.

Review core and elective courses

Health and Social Justice

The Health and Social Justice minor is a collaborative minor between the Community Health and Prevention and Health Management and Policy departments within Dornsife.

Students examine how social justice and human rights are impacted by the social determinants of health and vice versa. Students also gain an understanding of biases and inequality within healthcare systems and how they ultimately impact the population.