Minor in Public Health

Discover the Public Health minor

Public health is one of the most important factors influencing health today. It’s about  promoting prevention and protection rather than focusing on treating disease and injury.

The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health allows you to discover the social, economic, behavioral, biological, and environmental influences that can be the difference between a successful population health strategy and one that misses the target.

This is a perfect minor for anyone who is interested in a career that allows them to impact the health of populations of people.

Eligibility and application procedure

Students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University who are in good academic standing.

The public health minor is a great fit for students majoring in:

  • Journalism & Public Relations
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Social Work
  • Pre-Law
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bioengineering

Public health majors are not eligible for the public health minor.

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the public health minor with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor will have the minor conferred with their baccalaureate degree.

Minor requirements

Students will take one required course (3 credit hours):

  • PBHL-P 109: Introduction to Public Health

Students will choose four courses (12 credit hours):

  • PBHL-A 316: Environmental Health Sciences
  • PBHL-B 300: Introduction to Biostatistics
  • PBHL-E 322: Principles of Epidemiology
  • PBHL-H 120: Health Care Delivery in the US
  • PBHL-S 120: Introduction to Community Health

Note: PBHL-S 250 can be accepted as a substitution for PBHL-S 120. PBHL-B 301 or PBHL-B 302 can be accepted as a substitution for PBHL-B 300. Please see an FSPH academic advisor for additional details.

You must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Honors option

An Honors option is available. Visit the Honors College website for details or call the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at (317) 274-2000 and speak to our Undergraduate Academic Advisor.