College of Public Health Catalog 2015/2016

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Global Communicable Diseases Minor

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The GCD Minor will provide a broad foundation of Global Health with a focus on Communicable/Infectious diseases for individuals interested in pursuing a career at an academic and/or research institution; or in local, state or national government, military or in the global arena. This minor will also provide a strong foundation for individuals interested in applying into graduate research programs (such as MS, MPH, MSPH, PhD, DrPH etc) or other professional degrees at the post-graduate level.

The minor in Global Communicable Diseases consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours with a C- and a minimum 2.00 average in the 15 credits that are required for obtaining this minor.

It is recommended that students follow the sequence of courses listed below. These courses will give students a broad overview of environmental and occupational health concepts. No additional departmental courses are required for the completion of the environmental and occupational health minor.

Required Courses

15 credit hours:

  • PHC 4109 Public Health Biology (3)
  • HSC 4504 Foundations of Public Health Immunology (3)
  • HSC 4031 Emerging Infectious Diseases (3)
  • PHC 4592 Public Health Genetics (3)
  • PHC 4140 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

University Requirements

Each academic minor must conform:

  1. A minimum of 8 semester hours of credit used to satisfy the requirements of a minor must be from USF courses.
  2. A student desiring a minor must have a major in a different program option.
  3. USF coursework for a minor must have a GPA of at least 2.0.
  4. Only an undergraduate degree-seeking student at USF is eligible for a minor.
  5. A minor can be applied for and received only in conjunction with applying for and receiving a baccalaureate degree except for students who have already received a baccalaureate degree from USF who may earn certification of a minor by taking additional undergraduate coursework at the University and applying for the certification.

Declaring the Global Communicable Diseases Minor

Make sure you have completed all 15 hours of required and elective courses

You will declare the Global Communicable Diseases minor on your Bachelor’s Degree Application when you are preparing to graduate. (Check with your department and the Registrar’s Office on semesters deadlines for the application)

The minor will be displayed on your USF official transcript. You will not receive any tangible documentations or certificates from the College of Public Health for completion of the Global Communicable Diseases minor.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor


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