Health Science Minor

Complement your major and add to your breadth of knowledge with health-related coursework through a health science minor.

Many aspect of our lives and a wide range of disciplines are related to the health profession. No matter what your major, you can gain a basic background in health science that you can use in combination in virtually any field of study.

The minor is open to students from all majors, except students majoring in Public Health. To earn a minor in health science, you must complete 21 units with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.

Required Courses

  • HLTH 101 — Wellness for a Diverse Society (3)
  • HLTH 2xx  200 level HLTH course (3)
  • HLTH 207  Health Care in the U.S. (3)
  • HLTH 222  Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior (3)

In addition to the four required courses, you must take three additional upper-level electives; two must be from HLTH and one course can be from another discipline. Select your courses in consultation with your minor and major advisors. Additional details about the minor requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Primary Advisor

Upon declaring your minor, you will receive an email assigning you an advisor in the Public Health program. You should contact them with any questions you have. 

Why Choose a Minor?

Broaden Your Educational Experience

A minor course of study allows you to complement your major with a broader body of knowledge. You can pursue your personal passion and academic interests while still fulfilling the requirements of your major discipline. Enhance your resume and transcript and make yourself a more marketable job candidate by building your knowledge base and broadening your educational experience.

Contact Information

Department of Health Sciences
Linthicum Hall,
Room 101