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Two students taking samples from a river.The discipline of public health offers a multidisciplinary perspective that complements all majors. Any student interested in health — whether from a clinical or community perspective — should consider a minor in Public Health.

The minor is especially well-suited for students interested in applying to medical school, nursing programs, or any other clinical field. For students in STEM majors, this minor helps to illustrate how science can be used to protect and promote the health of populations. For students in the social and behavioral sciences, business, and education, the Public Health minor provides insight into how these disciplines can be used to promote the public’s health.


The minor includes four required core courses in public health (12 credit hours) and 6 elective hours selected by the student in consultation with their public health academic advisor.  

A list of approved electives can be found in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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