Minor in Public Health

The Public Health minor is based on a philosophy of health promotion and disease prevention, to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. Students will receive an introduction to the foundational and social issues of Public Health as well as gain an understanding of threats to public health and the role that our environment affects both the practice and applications of public health.

Students from a wide variety of majors will find a Public Health minor attractive as it assists them in broadening their understanding of patterns of public health and its role in our society.  Students anticipating careers in science, the health professions, areas of law, the military, research, public and community affairs and the civil service will all gain valuable insights from the minor.  Any major will gain an appreciation for the applications of public health.


The minor will consist of 15 hours of upper-level Public Health coursework.  Course requirements for the Minor in Public Health consist of the following:

  • PHLT 302 – Foundations of Public Heath
  • PHLT 303 – Social Contexts of Public Health
  • PHLT 305 - Epidemiology in Public Health
  • PHLT 330 – The Environment and Public Health
  • One directed elective as approved by Public Health Advisor

Requirements and Application

Students who wish to apply for the minor must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all Texas A&M coursework.

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