2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Public Health

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Health Professions

Program Requirements

Public Health, Minor Program Checksheet


  • Minor Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the Public Health Minor? - Program Spotlight

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of labor Statistics, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available health care services. Importantly, the Public Health Minor will meet a need that has been identified within the College of Health Professions as an additional area of expertise that could complement other programs within the College.  In addition, it is noted that there may be students in programs outside of CHP who would find a Public Health minor to be a value-added component to support their field of practice.  With the growing interest in public health with the Affordable Care Act enactment and the increasing emphasis on health promotion, this minor would fit well with a wide variety of other disciplinary programs.

More Information

Emmanuel D. Jadhav, DrPH, MHM, MSc
Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Program
Ferris State University
College of Health Professions
200 Ferris Drive, VFS 428
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740
Phone: 231-591-3134
Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Public Health Foundation Courses

Introduction to Public Health

Select 2 of the following Public Health Domain Courses

Health Promotion & Education
Environmental Health & Safety
Health Care Services Admin

Select 2 of the following elective Public Health Courses

Global Health & Public Health
PH Services Rural Populations
Nutrition and Health
Mass Media & Technology in PH
Infectious/Comm Diseases Epid
Health Program Planning