Public Health

Public Health System Management Wheel

A Public Health Professional focuses on the health and welfare of entire populations at risk of disease and injury.  They not only assess and monitor the health of the population, but also educate communities on how to live more healthy lives, increase access to adequate health care, and develop public health policies that address local and national health care issues.Public Health careers bring attention to health concerns through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or re-occurring by implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, regulating health systems and some health professions, and conducting research.

Wright State’s College of Science and Mathematics Pre-Health Program offers a minor in Public Health for those students interested in pursuing this as a career path and/or supplementing their pre-health concentration.

Download:  Public Health Fast Fact Sheet (PDF)

Download:  Public Health Minor (PDF)

Required Courses

Requirements for the minor include completion of the following courses: 

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Statistics
  • Epidemiology & Community Health 
  • Pre-Health Senior Capstone
  • 12 credit hours of approved elective courses

Elective Courses

Approved elective courses include: 

  • Anthropology for the Health Care Professional 
  • Microbiology
  • Bioethics
  • Biostatistics
  • Nutrition
  • Human Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Diverse Needs in Healthcare
  • Nutrition for Fitness & Sports
  • Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Pathogenic Mechanism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Law, Lawyers, & Systems
  • Environmental Law & Policy 
  • Social Inequality 
  • Medical Sociology
  • Multicultural Competence
  • Public Leadership & Change
  • Administrative Law