Minor in public health
At Marian University, bachelor's degree students majoring in non-health related fields can add an academic minor in public health to their plans of study.
Why minor in public health at Marian?
Whether you major in business, biology, or any other field, earning a minor in public health can be a smart choice.
Our minor in public health provides you with broad knowledge of public health principles and applications to develop an appreciation of health and disease prevention at the population level.
Earning a minor in this field will help you discern connections between public health and other fields. It will also help you understand the basic analytic approaches to applying these connections in the workplace. What you learn from the public health minor, in other words, will add depth that informs and shapes your viewpoint of the field in which you major.
What career paths are available?
Students who minor in public health are interested in careers requiring innovative, multidisciplinary approaches for solving public health challenges, like tracking the spread of chronic and communicable diseases, providing needed community health education, or monitoring health problems in newborns.
An undergraduate minor in public health can help launch a variety of careers requiring a broad, general knowledge of public health theories, issues, and concepts.
Adding a public health minor to your bachelor's degree studies can prepare you for entry-level positions public health careers as well as advanced studies in graduate programs.
This minor can be an asset for students who want to pursue careers such as:
- Healthcare policy and regulation
- Statistics, especially those related to the life sciences
- Emergency preparedness
- Social work
- Public health law
- Health services administration
- Health promotions
Note that many careers in epidemiology, law, and other fields required advanced studies at the master's and/or doctoral levels. The first step to pursuing careers in these fields, however, is to earn a bachelor's degree.