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Public Health

The Department of Health Sciences offers an undergraduate Minor in Public Health. The minor is designed to prepare students in core competencies needed by professionals working on population-based health issues. Public health professionals work to improve the quality and length of life in diverse communities by preventing health problems before they occur. They do this through supporting healthy environments, promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles, preventing injuries, and preserving and protecting important resources that support human health.

Why Study Public Health?

Public health is an interdisciplinary field built upon knowledge in environmental health, health behavior/promotion, epidemiology, medicine, and other areas of study.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Application Period

Applications for the Public Health minor are only accepted in February and September. 

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