MinorHealth Science

A minor in health science from Wichita State covers many issues and perspectives in the health care industry—and is a valuable addition to virtually any health-related degree and career.

Learn how health science is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the College of Health Professions, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Student group works to improve public health during the pandemic

Public health science students collaborated with campus organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior capstone students worked with Student Health Services during the fall semester on mitigation strategies. In the spring, students created a WSU Partner Point of Delivery (POD) plan for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to students and faculty, and  developed peer-to-peer multilingual vaccine information videos.

Students celebrate National Public Health Week annually by volunteering in the community and displaying health educational materials around campus.


The minor in health science consists of 18-19 credit hours and includes the following courses:

  • Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare and Administration
  • Epidemiology
  • Culturally Informed Healthcare
  • Foundations of Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics
  • One course chosen from the areas of biology, chemistry, health ethics, health science or general health professions


Understand the complex challenges of the health care industry and highlight your health science knowledge to future employers.

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