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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Demography Minor

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The undergraduate minor in Public Health Demography will introduce students to population-based approaches to health and wellbeing. Both demography and public health draw on theories and methods from across the social and behavioral sciences, to understand population level outcomes. Collectively, the courses in the minor will strengthen skills in analytical thinking, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning, as related to topics including fertility, mortality, migration, maternal and child health, health disparities, and population health.

The minor in Public Health Demography will help to prepare students for graduate training in public health, demography, epidemiology, or biostatistics. Further, the minor will help to prepare students for jobs that require an understanding of population dynamics. Demographic skills are useful in fields including actuarial studies, marketing, consulting, non-profits, and various agencies in the local, state, and federal government.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 17 credits drawn from the approved course lists (see below).
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to minor requirements, including ancillary courses
  4. Students must complete all minor courses, including ancillary courses, taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to minor requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7)  Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Due to substantial overlap in coursework, students who complete the major in Public Health shall not also be awarded the minor in Public Health Demography.

Note: Students should check for prerequisites when enrolling in courses.

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