The IUPUI Honors College offers two minors that can enhance and complement any major. You must pursue the Honors version of the minor, or complete an Honors contract for each non-Honors course and submit it to the IUPUI Honors College for approval.
Enhance your degree
Minor in Public Health
The Fairbanks School of Public Health offers a 15 credit Honors minor in Public Health, highlighting the social, economic, behavioral, and environmental influences that measurably improve the health of entire populations. This minor best serves students who major in the basic sciences, social sciences, and liberal arts.
Environmental Health Sciences
A study of human interaction with the environment and potential impacts of environmental agents on health and safety. Hazards from natural sources and human activities that contaminate our air, land, water, food, homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces are examined. Environmental control activities, including pollution control technology and policy, are also examined.
Introduction to Biostatistics
This is an introductory survey of statistical reasoning and analysis. Additionally, students should have a working knowledge of personal computers and the Windows operating environment.
Principles of Epidemiology
A basic overview of epidemiologic methodology and techniques. Both communicable and chronic disease risk factors will be discussed, along with data acquisition, analysis techniques, and current published epidemiological studies.
Health Systems Administration
An overview of the U.S.
This course provides learning opportunities for public health undergraduate students to develop an understanding of factors that distinguish personal health, individual actions that affect the health of an individual and those close to him or her—from community health, which refers to the health status of a defined group of people and the actions, policies, structures, and conditions that promote, protect, and preserve the health of communities.
Students may pursue this minor if they:
- Are enrolled full time at IUPUI
- Are enrolled in the IUPUI Honors College or possess a cumulative IUPUI GPA of at least 3.5.
- Are enrolled in a major outside of the School of Public Health
- Have the ability to complete the minor along with other school and program requirements
Because this minor is administered by the School of Public Health, students must declare their intention to pursue the minor by completing the school's application, available online or at the School of Public Health Student Services Office, 1050 Wishard Blvd., HS 6008. This application should be completed at the same time the student completes an application for graduation with the baccalaureate degree.
You must pursue the honors version of the minor, or complete an Honors contract for each non-Honors course and submit it to the IUPUI Honors College for approval.
Minor in Philanthropic Studies
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers a 15 credit Honors minor in Philanthropic Studies, exploring the cultural traditions of voluntary action through a variety of disciplinary perspectives and course options.
This minor will complement other Bachelor's degrees and assist students seeking entry-level positions in philanthropy and nonprofit organizations, as well as roles in the business and government sector. The minor in Philanthropic Studies is well suited for students who want to integrate their commitment to working with others into their work or career.
Students may pursue this minor if they:
Completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
Contact the program or your advisor to complete the necessary paperwork to officially declare the minor.
Complete a minor declaration form in the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Student Services Office, University Hall, Suite 3000, 301 University Blvd.
Because this is an Honors minor, students are expected to take the Honors section of available courses or complete an Honors contract for other sections. Students are expected to maintain a B average (3.0) in all courses, as well as maintain a B average overall.