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This minor offers students the opportunity to study concepts and principles related to disease prevention, health promotion, and injury control. The minor provides students with a basic understanding of each of the core areas of public health, introduces students to career opportunities in the fields of global and community health, and prepares students for admission to graduate programs in public health.


For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: PUBH

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18-19


Required Courses
GCH 205Global Health (Mason Core)3
GCH 300Introduction to Public Health3
GCH 360Health and Environment3
GCH 412Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
Select one from the following:3
Health Behavior Theories
Health Promotion and Education
Social Determinants of Health
Select one from the following:3-4
Applied Health Statistics
Biostatistics for Biology Majors
Statistical Analysis for Management
Statistics in Psychology
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Mason Core)
Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core)
Other statistics course as approved by the minor coordinator
Total Credits18-19