Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Public Health Minor


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Introduction

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The undergraduate minor in Public Health is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the social, cultural, and biological dimensions of health. The minor curriculum provides students with the intellectual and methodological tools needed to understand the joint bio-cultural determinants and contexts of health, health care and public health. Graduates with a minor in Public Health will be prepared for pursuit of graduate degrees in a broad range of fields, including the natural, social and behavioral sciences, public health, law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, business administration, and health services research. The program is especially appropriate for students intending to pursue careers in public health, as well as primary care specialties in medicine, nursing, or health policy and administration.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours from the approved courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division (3000-level and above) PBHL credit hours from the approved courses.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 12 PBHL credit hours with CU Denver faculty from the approved courses.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations


  1. No more than 6 credit hours may be counted toward a major or minor in another department and counted toward the minor in Public Health.
  2. Due to substantial overlap in coursework, students who complete the major in Public Health cannot also be awarded the minor in Public Health.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division level credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

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