Minor in Public Health

The Minor in Public Health supports students interested in health-related careers or those seeking a health dimension within other career choices. Students in the minor come from biological, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as from health-related academic majors. The minor extends students’ working knowledge of health applications that prepares them to be competitive in the job market and to make advanced degree choices.

Students seeking entry-level positions in health services or non-clinical health agencies and organizations after graduation will find this minor helpful in broadening their understanding of contemporary public health issues. Students in the minor are well positioned for graduate work in specific disciplines like psychology, sociology, social work, public health, health communication, or adult development and aging. The program also provides applied health content and added value to academic degrees of students seeking admission to dental, nursing, medical, pharmacy, physical therapy and other professional schools.

The Minor in Public Health fosters an interdisciplinary perspective of individual and population health. National health priorities in the first decade of the 21st century emphasize interdisciplinary training. As students develop specific healthcare competencies, undergraduate interdisciplinary experiences provide students better flexibility in working across disciplines as well as within their own major.


To declare Minor in Public Health, follow these steps:

 

  1. Schedule an advising session with your assigned CHHS advisor via Connect. The advising center is open Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM. The advisors are available to meet virtually during drop-ins on Wednesdays, and on other days by appointment only.
  2. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with your assigned CHHS advisor, please email chhsadvisingcenter@uncc.edu
  3. Once you sign up for the minor, contact Ms. Betria Stinson at phminor@uncc.edu for all future advising.  Please use the subject line: PHMINOR_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.    
  4. To drop Public Health Minor, contact Julie Howell at phminor@uncc.eduPlease use the subject line: PHMINOR_DROP_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.
  5. In all communication related to the Public Health Minor program please include your 800 number in the email body.  
  6. Download the Minor in Public Health Academic Advising Checklist based on the catalog year shown for the Public Health Minor in DegreeWorks. Bring the checklist with you to the advising session.
  1. Email Julie Howell at phminor@uncc.edu using the subject line  PHMINOR_DECLARE_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME
  2. Once you sign up for the minor, contact Ms. Betria Stinson at phminor@uncc.edu Please use the subject line:  PHMINOR_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME        
  3. To drop Public Health Minor, contact Julie Howell at phminor@uncc.edu Please use the subject line: PHMINOR_DROP_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.
  4. In all communication related to the Public Health Minor program please include your 800 number in the email body.  
  5. Download the Minor in Public Health Academic Advising Checklist based on the catalog year shown for the Public Health Minor in DegreeWorks. Bring the checklist with you to the advising session.

 
 
    a. Minor in Public Health Academic Advising Checklist for Catalog Year prior to Fall 2019.
    b. Minor in Public Health Academic Advising Checklist for Catalog Year Fall 2019.
 

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