Public Health Minor


The online public health minor is an excellent way to increase employability and to supplement skills and abilities developed while completing a bachelor's degree. An ongoing demand exists for public health professionals to maintain and improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of people.

  • The online public health minor includes 18 credits that prepare students with an interdisciplinary understanding of biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health behavior, and health policy.
  • Course work emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving, and teaches students how to influence the psychosocial, physical, and economic well-being of individuals and families in a changing global community.
  • The minor can serve as a complement for a variety of majors (except public health). The minor is particularly well-suited for students majoring in nursing as well students interested in adding a health-related component to their existing degree programs.
  • Courses in the minor may partially satisfy some requirements in Foundational Studies and some majors. Students should consult with their advisors before enrolling in courses to ensure suitability and plan their program of study.
  • Students benefit from classes taught by dedicated faculty mentors with diverse expertise who focus on the core values of caring, health, integrity, respect, and performance.
  • All course are taught online. Campus visits are not required.

Note: Students have the option of completing the public health minor by taking courses all online, all on-campus, or a blend of the two.


The public health minor is open to all ISU majors (except public health). To earn the minor, students must complete 18 credits (see required courses below). In addition, students must fulfill the University's requirements for graduation with a bachelor degree, including successful completion of a major.

Note: Individuals who wish to enroll in one (or more) applied health science courses—but do not intend to pursue bachelor degrees—may apply to the University as non-degree students. Registration is on a space available basis. For assistance, contact Indiana State Online at (812) 237-2345 or

Required Courses

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.