Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Environment and Health

The Minor in Environment and Health, administered by the Department of Geography, Environment and Health, enhances the education and training of students who are interested in issues relating to the environment and health, including students who wish to prepare themselves for advanced degree programs in environmental studies, health studies or careers in related fields. 

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Environment and Health

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:

1. The following course (3 credits):
GEO 151 Introduction to Human Geography 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 370 Culture, Health and Illness 3
EC 498 Economics of Health Care (W) 3
GEO 235 Geography of Environment and Health 3
HDFS 225 Lifespan Human Development in the Family 3
HST 425 American and European Health Care since 1800 4
SOC 451 Dynamics of Population 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
ANS 427 Environment Toxicology and Society 3
EEP 260 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
ENT 205 Pests, Society, and Environment 3
EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
HNF 385 Public Issues in Nutrition and Health 3
PHL 453 Ethical Issues in Global Public Health 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
GEO 435 Geography of Health and Disease 3