Prerequisite for declaring the minor

  • BHS 201 (Introduction to Public Health)

Minor requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 35 credits of coursework (shown below). Please note that some courses may have pre-requisites that students will need to include in their graduation plan.

  • BHS 300 (Principles of Health Research) * OR a 5-credit approved introductory research course
  • B HLTH 435 (Foundations & Principles of Health Education & Communication)
  • B HLTH 436 (Introduction to Management & Leadership for Health Professionals)
  • B HLTH 437 (Program Planning and Strategies for Health Promotion)
  • B HLTH 438 (Program Evaluation for Health Education & Promotion)
  • B HLTH 439 (Health Policy and Advocacy)
  • 5-credit Upper Division B HLTH elective

*BHS 210 (Community Health Promotion & Communication) is a pre-/co-requisite to BHS 300. If you would like to pursue a pre-requisite exception request, please contact the Health Studies Academic Advisor Kaitlin Wolf (

To view video trailers for the specialized HEP minor core courses, visit Padlet.

Class schedule

The minor courses are typically offered twice in an academic year. Please check in with the Health Studies Academic Advisor Kaitlin Wolf ( if you have questions regarding your minor schedule.

Course petitions

If you are interested in petitioning a course to satisfy a requirement in the Health Education & Promotion minor, please connect with the Health Studies Academic Advisor Kaitlin Wolf ( to learn more about the process.

Course petitions are reviewed by the Health Studies Curriculum Committee during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Note: petitions are NOT reviewed during Summer quarters. All petitions must be submitted by the 6th week of the quarter in order to be reviewed and processed prior to the end of the quarter.

Updated June 2023