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Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.
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:
Community Health Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences
Each year the School recieves approximately 125 applications for the 25 available slots. Successful applicants come from the entire range of undergraduate degree programs.
To apply to the Minor, interested students must submit an Application, a Degree Progress Report, an Application Essay, Resume and a plan of study showing how you propose to complete the Minor prior to graduation.