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Undergraduate Public Health Minor

Are you an undergraduate at UCLA? Are you interested in gaining a broader understanding of the public health field, the determinants of disease and the social factors that affect health? The Fielding School of Public Health Minor is one of the most popular on campus. Each year the School recieves approximately 125 applications for the 25 available slots. Successful applicants come from the entire range of undergraduate degree programs. 

Since 2003 the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has offered a Minor designed for students who wish to:

  • Learn more about core public health functions, including the assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk,

  • Identify health problems and priorities,

  • Understand the formulation of public policies designed to solve identified local and national health problems and priorities, the assurance that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of that care.

This program offers an overview of the field along with introductory courses in each of the public health disciplines along with an elective course:

  • Biostatistics

  • Community Health Sciences

  • Environmental Health Sciences

  • Epidemiology

  • Health Policy and Management

Please note:

All courses for the Minor must be taken in the Fielding School of Public Health for a letter grade, with a minimum grade of C in each course, and an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

It is highly recommended that all students take Public Health 150 either before applying to the minor, or during their first quarter while in the minor.

Successful completion of the Minor is indicated on your final UCLA transcript. Students begin the minor in the Fall quarter only. Applicants who apply after having completed all the required coursework for the minor can not be retroactively admitted to the minor.

While the minimum GPA to apply is a 2.0, please note that average GPA for students in the minor during the 2015-16 academic year was 3.55.

Important Application Dates

  • April 15, 2017 Applications Due
  • May 5, 2017 Applicants Notified

To apply to the Minor, interested students must submit an Application, a Degree Progress Report, an Application Essay and a plan of study showing how you propose to complete the Minor prior to graduation. 

Please submit the materials by April 15.

Apply for the minor by using the following link: