UNDERGRADUATE MINOR IN PUBLIC HEALTH
The undergraduate minor in Public Health is designed to provide students
with a basic understanding of the social, cultural, and biological dimensions
of health. The minor curriculum provides students with the intellectual and
methodological tools needed to understand the joint bio-cultural determinants
and contexts of health, health care and public health.
Graduates with a minor in Public Health will be prepared for pursuit of
graduate degrees in a broad range of fields, including the natural, social and
behavioral sciences, public health, law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy,
nursing, business administration, and health services research. The program is
especially appropriate for students intending to pursue careers in public
health, as well as primary care specialties in medicine, nursing, or health
policy and administration.
To earn a minor in Public Health, a minimum of 24 credit hours
are required, of which 12 must be upper division and taken at UCD. Students must achieve no less than a C (2.0)
in each course applied toward minor requirements. Up to 6 credit hours completed towards a
major or minor in another department may be counted towards the minor in Public
UNDERGRADUATE MINOR IN DEMOGRAPHY
Demography is the scientific study of human populations. It is an interdisciplinary field that examines the causes and consequences of health and mortality, population aging, migration, fertility, maternal and child health, interactions between human populations and the environment, and population growth and decline.
Students working toward a minor in demography within the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences (HBS) will acquire focused training in theories and methods of demography. The minor will help students develop important skills in critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, and will prepare them for graduate level training in demography or related fields and for jobs requiring an understanding of population dynamics. Demographers are frequently employed in occupations including academia, risk assessment, marketing, consulting, nonprofits, and various local, state and federal government agencies.
If you are interested in pursuing this minor, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.