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The public health minor provides students with a broad overview of the science and art of preventing disease and promoting health in populations, communities, and individuals.  Because a public health minor can enhance employment prospects in any field related to human health or wellness, this minor works well with majors in:

  • Nursing
  • Pre-Med/Dentistry/Vet/PA
  • Biology
  • Dietetics
  • Business
  • Data Analytics
  • Exercise Science/Kinesiology
  • Audiology & Speech Pathology
  • and more

This minor is not available to students pursuing a major in public health.

What You Will Learn

The minor in public health introduces students to the core disciplines of public health.  You will learn the basics of:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Promotion and Community Health



If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Public Health Program Director Dr. Matthew Groenewold.

Total Credits: 18

A few of the classes you will take include:

  • HSC 180 Principles of Public Health
  • HSC 200 Intro to the Public Health Profession
  • HSC 310 Healthcare Systems
  • HSC 387 Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • HSC 482 Environmental Health

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

View Catalog     Public Health Minor Program Check Sheet

Enroll in this Minor

Any Ball State student can declare this minor by visiting their academic advisor.

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