Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Public Health


Interdisciplinary Studies
804 Maytum Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Studies Minor in Public Health
Dr. Linda Dorsten, Coordinator,
W393 Thompson Hall 
Linda.Dorsten@fredonia.edu
673-3469

Hours:
The PH minor requires successful completion of 19 credit hours (minimum 2.0 GPA in PH courses).

Courses: Six credits must be from 300-400 level courses.  Only 6 credits may be taken in a student’s academic major (e.g., BIOL).  

Prerequisites: Some courses have prerequisites and/or require department permission to enroll.

Sequencing:  SOC215 Introduction to Public Health should be completed early, preferably during sophomore year, and as soon as possible after declaring the PH minor.

Specialties: Based on individual interests, one or more elective courses from Specialties can be selected.  Some Specialty groupings are shown (e.g., Women’s Health).  Additional courses can be selected from the Biosciences and Social Behavioral Sciences areas to create an individualized specialty.  All specialties must conform to the above requirements.

1.    Public Health Core  -- 10 credit hours required

  • SOC215 Introduction to Public Health
  • BIOL 110 Human Biology or  BIOL111 Introduction to Biology or  BIOL133 Principles of Biology II
  • SO300/PSY210/COMM295 Research Methods  or  BIOL457Biostatistics  (or STAT250 for BIOL majors)
  • SOC415 Seminar in Public Health (1 cr. Internship – requires 15 hrs. completed PH coursework, including SOC215)

2. Electives

  • 9 credit hours required
  • 3 hrs. must be from BioSciences & 3 hrs. from Social/Behavioral Sciences

a. BioSciences (minimum 3 credit hours)

  • BIOL131 Principles I
  • BIOL245 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr.; includes 1-cr. lab)
  • BIOL243 Biodiversity
  • BIOL251 Basic Concepts in Biology
  • BIOL310 Human Genome
  • BIOL336 Mammalian Physiology
  • BIOL338 Microbiology
  • BIOL345 Emerging Infectious Diseases or BIOL360 AIDS & STDs or BIOL450 Modern Concepts in Biology
  • CHEM107 Chemistry for Consumers or CHEM113 Chemistry and the Environment or CHEM115 General Chemistry
  • ESCI105 Global Environmental Issues or ESCI410 Environmental Assessment

b.  Social/Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 credit hours)

  • PSY247 Health Psychology
  • SOC240 Health and Society or SOC337 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC311Sociology of Addiction  
  • SOC321 Population and Society
  • SOC345 Women, Health & Society or PY255 Psychology of Women

c.  Specialties  (and suggested courses)

Biosciences Specialty

  • BIOL375  Genes, Health & Society  
  • BIOL437  Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  • BIOL470 Hormone Mechanisms
  • CHEM116 General Chemistry II                             
  • CHEM125 & 126 (1-credit labs)

Women’s Health Specialty

  • HLTH215 Personal & Community Health
  • HLTH303 Fitness & Nutrition
  • HLTH386 Wellness and Health Promotion
  • SOC345 Women, Health and Society or PY255Psychology of Women
  • SOC472 Internship (after 15 hours PH courses & with Coordinator permission -- includes on-campus BCIC internship)

Community Health Specialty

  • COMM101Fundamentals of Communication or COMM105PublicSpeaking or COMM460Organization Communication
  • CRMJ 320 Crime and Crime Theory or SOC363 Victimology
  • CSIT 104 Introduction to Microcomputer Software
  • HLTH386 Wellness and Health Promotion
  • POLI371 Civil Rights and Liberties
  • SOC337 Sociology of Aging or SO338 Death and Dying

Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness Specialty

  • COMM101Fundamentals of Communication or COMM105PublicSpeaking or COMM460Organization Communication
  • HLTH115 First Aid Skills and Knowledge     
  • HLTH215 Personal & Community Health
  • HLTH303 Fitness & Nutrition or  HLTH386 Wellness and Health Promotion

Specialty Courses

  • SOC350 Special Topics  (permission of Coordinator)
  • SOC472 Internship (after 15 hours PH courses & with PH Coordinator permission; includes on-campus BCIC internship)

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