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The undergraduate minor in Public Health Demography will introduce students to population-based approaches to health and wellbeing. Both demography and public health draw on theories and methods from across the social and behavioral sciences, to understand population level outcomes. Collectively, the courses in the minor will strengthen skills in analytical thinking, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning, as related to topics including fertility, mortality, migration, maternal and child health, health disparities, and population health.
The minor in Public Health Demography will help to prepare students for graduate training in public health, demography, epidemiology, or biostatistics. Further, the minor will help to prepare students for jobs that require an understanding of population dynamics. Demographic skills are useful in fields including actuarial studies, marketing, consulting, non-profits, and various agencies in the local, state, and federal government.
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.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
- Please see your advisor.
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Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
- Students must complete a minimum of 17 credits drawn from the approved course lists.
- Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division PBHL (3000-level and above) credit hours.
- 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.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 PBHL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- Due to substantial overlap in coursework, students who complete the major in Public Health shall not also be awarded the minor in Public Health Demography.
Note: Students should check for prerequisites when enrolling in courses.
|Take the following||17|
General Public Health
|PBHL 2001||Introduction to Public Health||4|
|PBHL 3001||Introduction to Epidemiology||4|
|PBHL 2052||Global Demography and Health||3|
|SOCY 4220||Population Change and Analysis||3|
Demographic and Statistical Elective
|PBHL 3070||Perspectives in Global Health||3|
|or PBHL 4040||Social Determinants of Health|
|or MATH 2830||Introductory Statistics|
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.