Undergraduate Minors in the College of Health Sciences and Professions
Sometimes your interests take you just beyond your field. Sometimes they lead to entirely new perspectives. You can make the first step happen here. The College of Health Sciences and Professions offers a number of certificate programs and minors to enhance students' experiences. These programs do not require a student to be in a major in the College.
- Designed for students interested in strengthening their knowledge of nutrition and applications.
- Includes basic nutrition knowledge to help others identify reliable sources of nutrition information.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor
- Relevant to students with almost any major.
- Provides an introduction to communication disorders, an inherently interdisciplinary field. Few academic or clinical realms are unrelated to communication sciences and disorders.
- Fosters learning related to communication sciences and the normal processes of human communication.
- Students wishing to pursue graduate studies in any clinical field can develop a good foundation through this minor. Even those without professional interests related to communication disorders can benefit from an improved appreciation of issues related to a host of vital human communication issues that affect their everyday lives.
- Particularly appropriate to science majors, such as biological sciences and chemistry, but other majors such as communications, social sciences, and plant science may also fit in well with this offering.
- Overall purpose is to enhance the practical application of the student's primary degree.
- Occupational hygiene and safety majors are not eligible for the environmental health science minor.
Community and Public Health Minor
- Relevant for students who want to increase their knowledge about public health; complements all health-related degrees.
- Provides an introduction to epidemiology, needs assessment, program planning and evaluation in public health.
- Students will learn how to assess the health needs or a particular individual(s), design an appropriate intervention (health program) to be responsive to those identified needs, implement the intervention and evaluate it to determine if it was successful.
- For students wishing to expand their understanding of the social work field and how social workers and agencies function.
- Provides students knowledge of the ways that social work improves well-being for individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
- Students will also become informed on social work values of excelling in teaching scholarship, and service; social and economic justice; dignity and worth of all persons; the importance of human relationships; integrity; and competence.
Note: This minor does not make you eligible for licensure in states regulating the practice of social work. More information is located on the program webpage.