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Undergraduate students can enhance their major with a complementary minor. Minors consist of 15-24 credit hours and must be completed simultaneously with an undergraduate major degree program. Minors cannot be in the same subject as your major. More information on minors can be found in the academic catalog.

Chemistry Minor

A chemistry minor explores the fundamental properties of atoms and molecules through the laws of physics, and how these building blocks affect cellular mechanisms that can drive improved health outcomes.

A chemistry minor is a perfect fit for students who wish to pursue a pre-health profession program. It is also suitable for students considering careers where a complete chemistry major is not required but significant college chemistry coursework is beneficial.

Computer Science Minor

A computer science minor is a perfect addition to any major, allowing you to link your health-related degree to technology. In the minor, you will learn basics of computer programming using the Python language, the most popular and broadly applicable programming language today.

Whether you want to learn aspects of web or application development, or delve deeper into how a computer works, this minor provides you with the knowledge required to work at a technology-based company or solve problems computationally in your discipline.

Data Science Minor

A minor in Data Science can serve as a perfect complement to many majors by building the technical skills and knowledge needed to solve problems using large scale data sets, critical thinking and data-driven decision making.

Courses in the minor cover data literacy and analytics, programming fundamentals, design of quantitative experiments, machine learning algorithms, and development of data visualizations.

Global Health Minor

Global health is the study of promoting well-being among the world’s people. This minor draws upon history, literature and the social and behavioral sciences to provide students with the skills to think broadly about the health challenges facing people across the world.

This is a valuable minor for students interested in careers in health care, journalism, public policy and public health. You will gain an understanding of the complex global issues that influence health, including the social determinants of health, the complex relationship among health and environment, and the factors that lead to health outcomes around the world.

Health Care Administration and Management Minor

A health care administration and management minor provides students with an overview of the skills needed to manage operations within the modern health care workforce. Coursework covers the functions and roles of the U.S. health care system, skills to successfully engage health system stakeholders, analysis and exploration of data sets using the R statistical and graphics programming language, and operations and systems management with the context of health care systems.

Medical History Minor

Medical history is a specialized branch of science history focused on humanity’s eternal quest for health and wellness. This globally-focused minor provides a greater understanding of the evolution of medical professions.

This minor challenges students to look at medicine from a humanistic, patient-centered point of view and how historical events continue to shape its present and future. Students can utilize the observational, thinking and analytical skills learned in this minor in various fields including health care, public health, global health, public policy and health education.

Mental Health Minor

Mental health is an integral aspect of health. This minor focuses on improving students’ critical thinking and professional communication skills to better understand real human problems. Students will gain an understanding of complex mental health problems as well as learn how to critically analyze information, assess different approaches to addressing mental health problems, identify stigma and bias in health care practices, and technical writing skills for different audiences, including health care professionals, patients, families and the general public.

Physiology Minor

Physiology is what makes you tick. It combines anatomy, genetics, behavior, ecology and how each relates to maintaining homeostasis. A physiology minor is ideal for students interested in pursuing a pre-health profession program. It is also useful for students interested in careers and graduate degrees where a complete biology major is not required but an understanding of physiology is beneficial or recommended.

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