The undergraduate minor in public health is open to UCLA undergraduates by application. The minor provides interested students an opportunity to learn more about core public health functions, including the assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk, identifying health problems and priorities, and understanding the formation of public policies designed to solve local and national health problems.
For students admitted to UCLA before Fall 2023, the minor requirements include completing:
- Public Health C150
- Biostatistics 100A
- Community Health Sciences 100
- Environmental Health Sciences 100
- Epidemiology 100
- Health Policy and Management 100
- One upper division elective course from the school’s course offerings (4 units)
For students admitted to UCLA in Fall 2023 and after, the minor requirements include completing:
- Public Health 50A and 50B
- Three courses from among Biostatistics 100A, Community Health Sciences 100, Environmental Health Sciences 100, Epidemiology 100, and Health Policy and Management 100
- Two upper-division elective courses from the school’s course offerings (8 units; no more than 4 units from 195 to 199 numbered courses may be applied)
- A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.
- Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must achieve an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.