Community health is an interdisciplinary field of study that seeks to improve the health characteristics of diverse communities through a research-based understanding of social, cultural, and environmental determinants. Coursework examines determinants of health through the viewpoints offered by psychology, sociology, biology, and philosophy. Upon completion, students will better understand the underlying social, economic, psychological, and environmental forces that create health and social inequities in a community and be more informed health practitioners.
Because student experience with and knowledge of medically underserved populations is becoming increasingly important for healthcare practitioners, all students pursuing health-related professions are encouraged to earn the minor in community health.
The Community Health minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework. All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.