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Public Health Minor

Addressing Health and Well-Being

Public Health Minor

The public health minor was developed for students who have a strong interest in studying the health of communities and populations. The minor is designed to complement students with majors in the health professions, such as athletic training, behavior analysis, communication sciences and disorders, environmental public health, health care administration, kinesiology, nursing, and social work. In addition, the field of public health needs students with knowledge and skills in the arts, social sciences, or humanities. The minor will allow students from diverse majors to contribute their disciplinary knowledge to public health challenges. Many of the required courses will also cover LE requirements.

The Public Health minor at UW Eau Claire will provide students with the skills and abilities to:

  • Identify health problems and priorities
  • Assess, monitor, and improve the health of communities and populations at risk
  • Understand and formulate policies and interventions to address local to national to global health problems
  • Address health disparities

Public Health minor

24 credits required

Core courses for this minor allow students to learn about the field of public health including global public health and epidemiology. A breadth of electives then allows students to focus their interests in several areas, such as:

Community Health Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management

Course Catalog

Opportunities with this minor

Adding a minor in public health creates a foundation upon which students from a diversity of majors can expand opportunities to pursue careers or graduate training in the field of public health.


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