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Undergraduate Public Health Minor

Are you a UCLA Undergrad interested in gaining a broader understanding of the public health field?

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:

  • Biostatistics

  • Community Health Sciences

  • Environmental Health Sciences

  • Epidemiology

  • Health Policy and Management

Each year the School recieves approximately 125 applications for the 25 available slots. Successful applicants come from the entire range of undergraduate degree programs.

ADMISSION TO THE MINOR:

  • 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.
  • Applicants who apply after having completed all the required coursework for the minor are not guaranteed admission into the Minor.
  • While the minimum GPA to apply is a 2.0, please note that average GPA for students in the minor during the 2016-17 academic year was 3.57.
  • Prefer students who will be in Junior standing at the time they begin the minor. (It may take 2 years to complete all the required coursework).

Important Application Dates

  • April 16, 2018 Applications Due
  • May 4, 2018 Applicants Notified

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.