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Undergraduate Public Health Minor

Applications for the Public Health minor are accepted online between March 21, 2022 and April 22, 2022. After logging in, you may locate the application by searching for “2022 Public Health minor application”. 

To apply for the Public Health minor, you must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or better), and must have completed 90 or more units. Applicants must complete the general application, then upload (1) a personal statement of 300 words or less explaining their interests in public health and experiences that support this interest, (2) a current resume, and (3) an unofficial copy of their UCLA transcript. Admission decisions will be announced by May 15, 2022.

Please contact Kyle McJunkin ( or Arlecia Powell-Halley (, if you have any questions.

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.


  • 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.
  • 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 22, 2022 Applications Due 
  • May 15, 2022 Applicants Notified