The Public Health Minor is designed for students with interests in the social and/or environmental aspects of public health and for those who seek careers that may be enhanced by background in public health. These include, but are not limited to, biological sciences, environmental sciences, anthropology, and sociology. To minor in Public Health, students must complete a set of 7 core classes and one additional upper division course.


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

The Public Health Program and the program’s public health national accreditation concepts guide students to develop and show proficiency to:

  • Advocate for protection and promotion of the public’s health at all levels of society
  • Act on ethical decision making related to self and society
  • Participate in networking
  • Develop a professional foundation based on the science of the field
  • Demonstrate proficiency in research methods


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Minor in Public Health

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health emphasizes the role of air, water, the home environment, and the workplace as critical determinants of health. Our accredited programs provide mentorship, community involvement opportunities, and research projects for students to grow as experts and leaders in their fields.


School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.