2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Minor

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The public health minor provides students with an introduction to the field of public health. Public health is focused on improving health through health prevention, promotion, and policymaking. Students minoring in public health will learn how to use a population health approach to explore pressing health issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and global epidemics as well as the role of policymaking in addressing such issues locally and globally. Students will also explore the core functions and concepts of public health and the determinants of health. The minor is open to all Samford students and provides a nice compliment to any undergraduate major. Minor coursework is flexible and can be tailored to meet student’s interests and professional goals. Students pursuing professional degrees in medicine, biological sciences, environmental sciences, nutrition, business, or public health will have a unique population health understanding of the factors and systems that contribute to health as they apply to competitive professional programs.

Public Health Minor: 21 Credits

Total Required Credits: 21

NOTE: This program is under review and subject to change.

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