Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Public Health, Minor

Students in related disciplines find that a minor in Public Health opens additional opportunities in non-profit community agencies, departments of health, work-site health promotion, health care settings and health voluntaries such as the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.


Public Health, Minor Program Page

Public Health Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page



Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher


  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits
Required Courses
HLTH 103Health and Behavior Change3
HLTH 210Introduction to Public Health3
Select four of the following:12
Introduction to Health Education
Introduction to the Study of Disease
Environmental Health
International Health
Data Management for Health Science
Nutrition and Health
Program Planning and Evaluation
Public Health Seminar
Total Hours18

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2010.
Revised 8-2019