Minor in Population Health

Discover the Population Health Minor

Population health management is one of the biggest initiatives in healthcare today. It’s all about changing our healthcare model from one that focuses on treatment of disease and injury to one that promotes prevention and protection. The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health allows you to discover the social, economic, behavioral, biological, and environmental influences that can be the difference between a successful population health strategy and one that misses the target. This is a perfect minor for anyone who is interested in a career that allows them to impact the health of populations of people.

Eligibility and Application Procedure

Students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University who are in good academic standing.

The population health sciences minor is a great fit for students majoring in:

  • Public Health
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Social Work
  • Pre-Law
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bioengineering

Public health students majoring in community health are not eligible for the population health minor.

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the population health minor with a 2.5 GPA or above as well as a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor will have the minor conferred with their baccalaureate degree.

Minor Requirements

Students will take these five 3-credit courses:

  • PBHL B300 Introduction To Biostatistics
  • PBHL A316 Environmental Health Sciences
  • PBHL E322 Principles of Epidemiology
  • PBHL H320 Health Systems Administration
  • PBHL S315 Community Health

You must complete the required courses with a 2.5 GPA or above, as well as a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor.

Honors Option

An Honors option is available. Visit the Honors College website for details or call the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at (317) 274-2000 and speak to our Undergraduate Academic Advisor.

Ready to Get Started?

Students must declare their intention to receive a minor by completing the application for minor form. This application should be completed at the same time you complete the application for graduation for your baccalaureate degree. Apply for a minor from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health by completing the application for a minor form and emailing it to Karen Looper at kalooper@iu.edu.

Alternative accessible formats of the application can be obtained upon request by contacting fsphinfo@iupui.edu.