Minor Public Health

Coordinator: Dr. Janis Schiefelbein

Office: 110 McPherson Hall

Telephone: 620-235-4441

email: jschiefe@pittstate.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.