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Public Health Minor

UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions has launched a new minor in public health.

The program will provide undergraduate students with an advanced understanding of population-level approaches to protecting and improving health. The minor is particularly desirable to students preparing to pursue a health-related career.

What is public health?

Public health represents a growing and dynamic field with opportunities to address the world’s most pressing health problems. The discipline is a combination of both the science and art of advancing the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations through education, promotion of healthy behaviors, and research for disease and injury prevention. A person’s health is defined not only by genetics and personal choices, it’s also determined by the environment. In essence, public health is all around us—where we live, work and play which all have an impact on our health.

What courses are required for the public health minor?

The minor in Public Health requires the completion of a minimum of 19 credit hours. Students will be required to enroll in:

  • PUB 101 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PUB 340 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • STA 119 Introduction to Biostatistics (4 credits)

Students must also select one course at the 200 level and two upper-level courses from a list of designated courses (9 credits).

Questions about the program?

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Public Health programs at or (716) 829-5000.