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The College of Public Health offers minors to help complement a student's major coursework.  Minors are 15-16 hours of additional coursework not taken for credit in the major. 

  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work (3000-level or above).
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.
  • Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.

All courses used to satisfy the minor must be passed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

How to declare a minor:

Currently enrolled students who would like to declare or remove a minor in public health should login to Athena and click the My Programs tab.  From there you will be able to add/delete majors, emphasis areas, minors, and certificates.  If you have any questions, please email cphadm@uga.edu

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Public Health Minor

The College of Public Health offers a Minor in Public Health.  Through this minor, students are introduced to a wide range of issues in areas of public health such as biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, health promotion, and environmental health. The Public Health Minor consists of 15 credits.   The minor also provides a strong foundation in public health in preparation for professional schools including: law school, medical school, physician assistant school, allied health professional school, public health and health services school.

Required Course: (3 hours)

  • PBHL 3100    

Note: If PBHL 3100 is not the initial course taken for the minor, students have the option of replacing it with a 3-hour upper division course (3000-level or higher) in BIOS, EHSC, EPID, GLOB, GRNT, HPRB, or PBHL, or by taking an additional course from the list below.

Choose four courses from the following: (12-13 hours)

  • BIOS 3000  (Note: STAT 2000 cannot be substituted for BIOS)
  • EHSC 3060    
  • EPID 4070     
  • HPAM 3600  
  • HPRB 3010 


For information contact:
Heather McEachern
Operations Manager, Public Health Minor

Environmental Health Science Minor

Required Courses: (3 hours)

  • EHSC 3060    

Choose a minimum of four courses (12 credit hours) from the following:

  • EHSC 3700 (no more than 3hrs may be used)          
  • EHSC 4080/6080       
  • EHSC 4090/6090       
  • EHSC 4100/6100-4100L/6100L       
  • EHSC 4150/6150       
  • EHSC(FDST)(MIBO) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L      
  • EHSC 4400/6400       
  • EHSC 4490/6490       
  • EHSC 4610/6610       
  • EHSC 4700/6700       
  • EHSC 4710/6710-4710L/6710L      


For information contact:
Dr. Anne Marie Zimeri
Undergraduate Coordinator
203 Environmental Health Science Building

Global Health Minor

Educational objectives of the global health minor:

  • Increase students' understanding of the global character of health problems

  • Demonstrate the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to solving global health problems

  • Develop knowledge that will assist in advocacy for the promotion of the solution of global health problems

Required courses: (6 hours)

  • GLOB 3100 - Introduction to Global Health (offered Fall and Spring)

  • GLOB 3200 - Global Health and the Links Among Food, Culture and Disease (offered Fall and Spring)

Choose 2 courses from a list of selectives: (6 hours)

Choose 1 course from a list of electives: (3 hours) 


For information contact:
Trina Lawrence