Public Health Major, Community Health Education Concentration (B.S.)

Coordinator: Dr. Ann Schurmann
Office: University Hall, Room 4159
Phone: (973) 655-7681

A minor in public health provides students with basic knowledge about the major causes of poor health outcomes domestically and globally as well as how health promotion and disease prevention interventions can protect and enhance the health and well-being of populations. Because health affects almost every aspect of human life, a minor in public health is useful preparation for careers in almost any field including government, business, communications, education, science, or medicine, nursing, psychology, nutrition, and other health professions.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Public Health Core
HLTH 102Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 202Public Health Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency3
HLTH 204Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health3
HLTH 240Foundations of Environmental Health3
HLTH 360Health Policy and Administration3
HLTH 365Science of Public Health: Epidemiology3
HLTH 425Applied Statistics for Public Health3
Community Health Education Concentration
HLTH 328Program Planning and Evaluation3
HLTH 330Health Education Methods3
HLTH 355Addressing Health Disparities Through Social Justice3
HLTH 374Health Communication3
HLTH 444Community Organizing and Health Advocacy3
Public Health Required Fieldwork
HLTH 245Introduction to Fieldwork and Professionalism3
COED 401Cooperative Education Experience I6
or HLTH 350 Field Study in Health
HLTH 405Culminating Reflective Seminar2
Public Health Biology Requirement
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 290Human Sexuality3
Select six of the following:18
Community and Health
Mindfulness: Theory, Research and Practice across the Life Course
Selected Topics in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Medical Terminology
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Health Issues Forum
Women's Health
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Advanced Methods in Health Education
Population Approaches to Diet and Activity
Health Aspects of Aging
Race, Racism, and Health
Gender, Sexuality, and Health Disparities
Social Marketing
Sociology of Health and Illness
Public Health Required Collaterals
MATH 109Statistics3
NUFD 182Nutrition3
Total Credits77