American University of Beirut

 Minor in Public Health

The minor in Public Health introduces students to the public health field through exposure to the contemporary issues in public health.

Students are given a general overview of the field in HPCH 200 and subsequently get more in–depth knowledge by choosing one course from each of the public health disciplines. A minor in public health allows students to become more aware of the factors influencing health and hence more capable of making choices that influence their own health and that of their communities. In addition, a minor in public health expands students’ career options by exposing them to an increasingly important and expanding profession.

The minor in Public Health requires 15 credits, including the following:

  • HPCH 200 

  • One of the following courses from the Department of Environmental Health: ENHL 2202, ENHL 221, ENHL 231, ENHL 234, ENHL 235, and ENHL 238

  • One of the following courses from the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health: EPHD 2031, EPHD 2131

  • One of the following courses from the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health: HPCH 2012, HPCH 2022, HPCH 2032 , HPCH 2372

  • One of the following courses from the Department of Health Management and Policy: HMPD 2042, HMPD 2512

  • The remaining credits can be taken from courses listed above in any of the departments or from other courses in the faculty, with permission of the instructor

[1] This is not required of FHS students. The course could be replaced by a course from the above list of courses for the minor

[2] Satisfies the General Education requirements in natural sciences

The university minimum requirements for a minor are a​s follows:

  • A student must attain a cumulative average of 70 or more in courses taken to satisfy the requirements of that minor

  • A minimum of 15 credit hours earned on the basis of regular graded courses (not tutorial or special project type courses) is required for a minor (refer to the requirements of various faculties/schools)

  • At least 9 credit hours of course work must be completed at AUB

  • No more than 9 credit hours taken in the major field of study may be used to satisfy a requirement for another minor. Minor courses may not be taken on a pass-fail basis at AUB​

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