Coordinator: Dr. Janis Schiefelbein
Office: 110 McPherson Hall
email: jschiefe AT pittstate DOT edu
The study of public health will combine the social sciences, sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. It will serve as a vehicle for the development of written and oral communication skills, critical and creative thinking, teamwork and problem solving. The public health minor focuses on maintaining a healthy society through the control of disease, education about health promotion and disease prevention, and organized efforts to preserve healthy environments. It will incorporate civic knowledge and commitment – locally, nationally and globally and ethical reasoning and action, forming the foundation for lifelong learning for healthier populations and communities.
To complete the Interdisciplinary Public Health Minor, students must complete a total of 21 credit hours from the courses listed below. All the core courses (8-9 credit hours) must be completed with an additional 12-13 hours from the listed electives. No more than 12 hours from the core and electives courses can be used as duel credit toward the major and minor degree.