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 CU-Denver.  Students must achieve no less than a C- for each course, 2.0 GPA overall for Minor coursework.  Up to 6 credit hours completed towards a major or minor in another department may be counted towards the minor in Public Health.

If you are interested in pursuing this minor, or for more information, contact PBHLAdvisors@ucdenver.edu.

Undergraduate Minor in Public Health 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 public health 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 demographyminor@ucdenver.edu.​