2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Minor

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Program Description:

Public Health careers bring attention to the health concerns of populations through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or re-occurring by implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, regulating health systems, and/or conducting research. Wright State’s College of Science and Mathematics Pre-Health Program offers a Minor in Public Health for those students interested in pursuing a career in this path or to pair with their Pre-Health degree.

Admissions Requirements:

Declared major and a  GPA of 2.0 or higher

Program Learning Outcomes:

Differentiate and define of structures and objectives of public health.  This includes the history, philosophy, and key acheivements of public health.  Explain the organization of the U.S. and key global public health systems.

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I. Departmental Requirements (9 Credits)

II. Electives (9 Credits)

Because public health covers many diverse fields, students can choose from a number of focus areas. Below are how different degree program might choose electives:  select 3 courses/9 credit hours.

A grade of C or better must be earned in each Wright State course used to satisfy these requirements.


Health Services Admin, Public Health Practice, Program Mgmt (suggested major: BUS)


Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Biomedical Lab (suggested majors: BIO, MTH, MLS)


Health Ed, Behavioral Science (suggested majors: PSY, ED, SOC, ATH)


Environmental Health (suggested major: EES)


Nutrition, Pre-Professional Studies (suggested majors: NUR)

Total Credits (18 Credits)

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