Public Health Minor

The Public Health Minor

The minor in Public Health acquaints students with the science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy life styles both in this country and abroad.  Public health includes the study of the causes and distribution of disease frequency in human populations and interventions aimed at minimizing risk factors and preventing disease at the population level. This discipline studies community efforts for improving the environment, containing community infections, addressing the social determinants of health and developing the social machinery to maintain the health of a population.

Requirements for Public Health Minor

* It is possible for HAP majors to minor in Public Health as long as the students take at least two courses that are not part of the HAP major.


             HAP 350 Essentials of Public Health
             HAP 355 Essentials of Epidemiology
             HAP/SRP 456 Public Health Ethics OR
             HAP/SRP 457 Biomedical Ethics

and one of the following:

             HAP 420 Seminar in Health Policy
             ANT/SOC/HAP 317 Global Health Issues
             PLS 435 Global Poverty & Development
             PLS 319 Politics of the Developing Areas
             EDP 361 Social Justice in the Dominican Republic*

Group I - 3 hours


             ANT/SOC 312 Quantitative Methods in Social Science
             ANT/SOC 314 Statistics for the Social Sciences
             SOC/HAP 315 Healthcare, Society & Culture
             ANT/SOC 307 Demography - World Population Issues (unless taken as a requirement)
             ANT/NAS 340 Native American Culture and Health
             ANT 363 Medical Anthropology
             ANT 383 Cultural Epidemiology
             SOC 355 Environment and Society: Sociological Perspectives
             SOC 455 Food, Society & Environment
             PLS/HAP 520 Statistics for Public Administration & Policy Analysis

Political Science

             PLS 333 Environmental Politics and Policy
             PLS/HAP 433 Public Policy Analysis

Group II - 3 hours

Biology/Environmental/Statistical Studies

             BIO 149 Human Biology
             BIO 351 Microbiology
             BIO/EVS 390 Environmental Sciences
             BIO 401 Biostatisics
             BIO 432 Introduction to Immunology
             BIO/EVS 539 Ecology of Zoonotic Diseases
             BIO 581 Evolution
             MTH 363 Elementary Probability & Statistics
             MTH 513 Probability & Statistics in the Health Sciences

Health Administration and Policy

             HAP/PLS 334     Public Policy of Healthcare
             HAP/PLS 331     Managing Profit and Non-profit Organizations

Social Work

             SWK 261      Introduction to Social Welfare

*Taught in the DR