Program of Study / Public Health Minor

The minor in Public Health is 22 hours, which includes 9 hours of required public health courses, and 13 hours of electives.


PHS-101 - Introduction to Public Health (3.00 cr.)

PHS-301 - Biostatistics (3.00 cr.)

PHS-302 - Epidemiology (3.00 cr.)

13 credit hours from the following:

BIO-110 - Principles of Biology (3.00 cr.)

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BIO-151 - Principles of Biology Laboratory (1.00 cr.)

COM-215 - Introduction to Public Relations (3.00 cr.)

COM-260 - Interpersonal Communication (3.00 cr.)

COM-390 - Intercultural Communication (3.00 cr.)

CS-140 - Databases (1.00 cr.)

ENG 358 Professional Writing or an approved writing elective (3 credits)

HED-400 - Influences and Evolution of Global Health (3.00 cr.)

MAT-175 - Statistics I (3.00 cr.)

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MAT-248 - Statistical Concepts and Methods for Mathematicians (3.00 cr.)

PHS-480 - Public Health Internship (3.00 cr.)

POL-203 - American Public Policy (3.00 cr.)

RES-344 - Biomedical Ethics (3.00 cr.)


Lindsay Parlberg, ’15

Lindsay Parlberg, ’15, is the first woman in Meredith’s history to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Her diverse internships and research experiences helped her decide what area of public health she wants to pursue.

Meredith Minute

In this minute-long video, Dr. Carolina Perez-Heydrich, assistant professor of biological sciences and coordinator of Meredith College’s public health program, explains why we can eradicate some diseases like polio and smallpox, but not others like ebola and influenza.


Contact Information

Carolina Perez-Heydrich
Public Health Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
(919) 760-8020
149 Science/Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences »