There are two options for a minor in Health Sciences:

  1. An interdisciplinary minor in Health Sciences
  2. A research minor in Health Sciences 

To declare a minor in Health Sciences, contact the Office of the Registrar. Below are the requirements for each of these minors.  

1. Requirements for an Interdisciplinary Minor in Health Sciences (495)

See curriculum worksheet minor here.

Required courses (3 total):

  • Introduction to Health Sciences (499:101)
  • General Biology I  + lab (120:101/107).  Note: Principles of Biology (120:126) will be considered as a substitute.
  • Introduction to Psychology (830:101)

Elective courses (3 total):

  • At least one elective course must be a health-sciences specific (499) course
  • Two elective courses must be at the 300-level or higher.
  • Note: if the health sciences course is 300 level or higher, it fulfills both requirements.

2. Requirements for a Minor in Health Sciences Research (499)

See the curriculum worksheet minor here.

Required courses (5 total):

  • Introduction to Health Sciences (499:101)
  • Research Methods course (either from psychology, sociology, or nursing)
  • Statistics course (either from psychology, math, biology, economics, or business)
  • Applied Experiences in Health Sciences (or other approved health-related internship course by the Director)
  • Independent Study in Health Sciences or other approved independent study/research course in another major focused on a health-related topic

Elective course (1 total):

One Health Sciences or upper-level research methods/statistic* elective course from the following:

  • Any other 499 courses than the three required above 
  • Experimental Psychology with Lab (830:380/381)
  • Understanding Childhood through Statistics (163:460)
  • Applied Data Mining (220:422)
  • Marketing Research (630:385)

*Upper-level research methods/statistics courses may require prerequisites and may only be open to major students.