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Public Health (PH) Minor

Eligibility Criteria: The 12-credit Public Health minor is open to Hunter College students with ANY major. Applicants should have a minimum GPA =>2.75 and, upon admissions to the PH minor, have taken SOC 10100, PSYCH 100, and an intro statistics class or equivalent. Applicants must also meet minor course prerequisite requirements described below before registration.

Description: The Public Health minor offers a background of the history, principles, and practice of public health. You will become aware of issues facing US society in areas such as climate change and health, healthcare policy and financing, or the monitoring and prevention of disease. You will acquire introductory-level skills in health program planning, health program evaluation, environmental assessment, environmental health planning, and/or epidemiology.

Courses: Public Health (PH) minor courses are typically offered 1x per academic year as described below. Course modes can be in-class, hybrid or online. PH courses are listed under 'Public Health-PH in the CunyFirst schedule pull-down menu. Click the course section hyperlink in the schedule for any given special course notes.

Course Requirements for PH Minors who enter as of Fall 2020:

Required to take the following two (2) core courses:
PH 30100 - Intro to Community & Public Health, 3 cr
Prereqs: GPA =>2.75, SOC 10100, intro or higher statistics, Psych 10000 or Psych 15000 or Anthc 10100 or transfer course equivalents or waiver from UPH. Typically offered Fall semester only

PH 30200 - Health Program Planning & Evaluation, 3 cr
Prereqs: GPA =>2.75 & pre or coreq: PH 30100. Offered Fall semester only

AND

Choose two (2) of the following courses:
PH 32500 - Environmental Health, 3 cr
Prereqs: GPA =>2.75, SOC 10100, intro or higher statistics, Psych 10000 or Psych 15000 or Anthc 10100 or transfer course equivalents or waiver from UPH. Typically offered Fall & Spring semesters

PH 33000* - Principles of Epidemiology, 3 cr
Prereqs: GPA =>2.75, SOC 10100, intro or higher statistics, Psych 10000 or Psych 15000 or Anthc 10100 or transfer equivalents or waiver from UPH. Typically offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, usually online and/or hybrid

PH 40500 - Health Care Systems and Health Policy 3 cr
Prereqs: GPA=>2.75, PH 30100.  Typically offered Spring semester only

** PLEASE NOTE:  If you are a Human Biology major, NONE of the four (4) courses you take to complete the PH minor will satisfy the requirements for the Human Biology major; you cannot use PH minor requirements to also satisfy Human Biology requirements.

 

Applying to the PH Minor
How to declare your PH minor:

1.      Complete and submit the Registrar's online Major, Minor, Certificate Declaration and Change Form  You will need your Net ID and password to access the form. Review and processing of the PH minor form is handled by the Hunter Office of Academic Advisement, Maureen O'Conor,  Associate Director of Advising.

2.      As this process may require approval from the academic department, it is highly recommended that you submit this form as early as possible prior to the deadline for Major/Minor Declaration, as indicated on the academic calendar.

3.      Declarations and changes processed after the Major/Minor Declaration Deadline will be effective for the following semester.

4.      If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please contact Dr. Maureen O’Conor, Associate Director, Hunter Office of Advising at moconor@hunter.cuny.edu 

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