Minor in Public Health

Wayne State's Minor in Public Health provides students with a foundational understanding of the fundamental principles and practices in public health. This interdisciplinary minor is designed to complement a wide range of majors, allowing students to explore the critical issues related to the health and well-being of populations from various perspectives.

Through a diverse array of courses, students will delve into the core concepts of public health, including epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, environmental health and social determinants of health. You'll gain insights into the global health challenges facing communities today, such as infectious diseases, chronic illnesses, health disparities and healthcare access.

Upon completion of the public health minor, students will be better equipped to contribute to the improvement of public health outcomes, advocating for evidence-based policies and strategies that positively impact the well-being of individuals and communities alike. This minor serves as a stepping stone for those interested in pursuing careers in public health, healthcare, community development, policy analysis and related fields.

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