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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.
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 24 credit hours from the approved courses.
- Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division (3000-level and above) PBHL credit hours from the approved courses.
- 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 12 PBHL credit hours with CU Denver faculty from the approved courses.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- 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.
- Due to substantial overlap in coursework, students who complete the major in Public Health cannot also be awarded the minor in Public Health.
- Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division level credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
General Public Health
|Take the following||8|
|PBHL 2001||Introduction to Public Health||4|
|PBHL 3001||Introduction to Epidemiology||4|
Public Health Foci
|Take at least two of the following courses. 1||6|
|PBHL 3020||Introduction to Environmental Health||3|
|PBHL 3030||Health Policy||3|
|PBHL 3070||Perspectives in Global Health||3|
|PBHL 4040||Social Determinants of Health||3|
Students may elect to take all four of these courses in lieu of taking two elective courses listed below.
|Take one of the following courses:||4|
|ANTH 1303||Introduction to Biological Anthropology||4|
|BIOL 1550||Basic Biology: Ecology and the Diversity of Life||4|
|BIOL 1560||Basic Biology: From Cells to Organisms||4|
& BIOL 2011
|Organisms to Ecosystems (Gen Bio)|
and Organisms to Ecosystems Lab (Gen Bio)
& BIOL 2021
|Molecules to Cells (Gen Bio)|
and Molecules to Cells Lab (Gen Bio)
& BIOL 2031
|Honors Organisms to Ecosystems (Gen Bio)|
and Honors Organisms to Ecosystems Lab (Gen Bio)
& BIOL 2041
|Honors Molecules to Cells (Gen Bio)|
and Honors Molecules to Cells Lab (Gen Bio)
|Take two of the following||6|
|ANTH 4010||Medical Anthropology: Global Health||3|
|ANTH 4080||Global Health Practice||3|
|ANTH 4290||Anthropology and Public Health||3|
|ANTH 4600||Medical Anthropology||3|
|COMM 4500||Health Communication||3|
|COMM 4525||Health Communication and Community||3|
|COMM 4550||Rhetorics of Medicine & Health||3|
|COMM 4575||Designing Health Messages||3|
|COMM 4620||Health Risk Communication||3|
|ECON 4660||Health Economics.||3|
|ENVS 1342||Environment, Society and Sustainability||3|
|ETST 3002||Ethnicity, Health and Social Justice||3|
|GEOG 3501||Geography of Health||3|
|GEOG 4230||Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment||3|
|GEOG 4235||GIS Applications in the Health Sciences||3|
|HEHM 3100||Introduction to Health Humanities||3|
|HEHM 3570||Death & Dying: Social & Medical Perspectives||3|
|HIST 4345||Gender, Science, and Medicine: 1600 to the Present||3|
|PBHL 2052||Global Demography and Health||3|
|PBHL 3002||Ethnicity, Health and Social Justice||3|
|PBHL 3010||Human Sexuality and Public Health||3|
|PBHL 3021||Fundamentals of Health Promotion||3|
|PBHL 3031||Health, Human Biology and Behavior||3|
|PBHL 3041||Health, Culture and Society||3|
|PBHL 3050||Decision Making||3|
|PBHL 3051||Mental Illness and Society||3|
|PBHL 3071||Global Topics In Sexual and Reproductive Health||3|
|PBHL 3081||Health in the City: Urban Health||3|
|PBHL 3091||Live Long and Prosper: Public Health & Aging||3|
|PBHL 3200||Human Migration: Nomads, Sojourners, and Settlers||3|
|PBHL 3440||Medical Sociology||3|
|PBHL 3999||Special Topics in Public Health||3|
|PBHL 4020||Global Health: Comparative Public Health Systems||3|
|PBHL 4021||Community Health Assessment||3|
|PBHL 4031||Ethnographic Research In Public Health||3|
|PBHL 4060||Evolutionary Medicine||3|
|PBHL/ANTH 4080||Global Health Practice||3|
|PBHL/ANTH 4090||Drug Syndemic||3|
|PBHL 4110||Public Health Perspectives On Family Violence||3|
|PBHL 4200||The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic||3|
|PBHL 4840||Independent Study||3|
|PBHL 4880||Directed Research||3|
|PBHL 4999||Topics in Public Health||4|
|PSCI 4215||Women's Rights, Human Rights: Global Perspectives||3|
|PSCI 4330||U.S. Health Policy||3|
|PSYC 3262||Health Psychology||3|
|PSYC 3265||Drugs, Brain and Behavior||3|
|PSYC 3305||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC 3822||Aging, Brain and Behavior||3|
|SOCY 3440||Medical Sociology||3|
|SOCY 3570||Death & Dying: Social & Medical Perspectives||3|
|SOCY 4110||Sociology of Health Care||3|
|SOCY 4220||Population Change and Analysis||3|
|SOCY 4290||Aging, Society and Social Policy||3|
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