MinorPublic Health

The minor in public health from Wichita State introduces students to diverse issues in public health and is a valuable asset for virtually any health-related degree program.

Learn how Public Health 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 be admitted into 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 public health consists of 12 credit hours. You'll choose from courses that fit your future education and career plans, such as:

  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Community Development Methods


Wichita State's minor in public health is a vital asset to your health-related degree and opens doors to high-paying, high-demand careers with organizations throughout the public, non-profit and private sectors.

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