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The Minor

Students minoring in Public Health must complete a total of 22-24 credits.

Core Courses

Students must complete the following courses totaling 12 credits:

  • BIOL 200 Epidemiology
  • EDUC 101 Public Health 101: Introduction to Population Health
  • SOAN 333 Medical Anthropology and Global Health
  • One of the following:
    • MATH 120 Elementary Statistics
    • MATH 300 Statistics
    • PSYC 245 Research Methods and Statistics
    • ECON 204 Statistics for Economics


Students must complete three of the following courses totaling 10-12 credits — at least one from each category:

  • Natural Science
    • BIO 111 Ecological Biology
    • BIO 112 Cells, Genes and Inheritance
    • CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry
  • Social and Cultural Studies
    • SOAN 118 Inequalities, Power and Society
    • SOAN 335 Health, Medicine and Society
    • SOAN 339 Topics in Sociology/Anthropology: Drugs and Health
    • PSYC 116 Behavior, Healthcare and Society
    • PSYC 368 Human Sexuality
    • PSYC 376 Health Psychology
    • PSYC 379 Community Psychology

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.