Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Environment and Health

Minor in Environment and Health
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Social Science
Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

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 Spatial Sciences, 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. One of the following courses (3 credits):
GEO 151 Introduction to Human Geography 3
GEO 235 Geography of Environment and Health 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 204 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3
EC 498 Economics of Health Care (W) 3
HDFS 225 Lifespan Human Development in the Family 3
HST 425 American and European Health Care since 1800 4
PSY 320 Health Psychology 3
SOC 252 Introduction to Environmental Sociology 3
SOC 451 Dynamics of Population 3
3. Complete two of the following courses (6 to 8 credits):
AFRE 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
AFRE 206 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
ANS 427 Environmental Toxicology and Society 3
CSS 120 Issues in Food and Agriculture 3
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
ENT 205 Pests, Society, and Environment 3
EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
FOR 372 Ecological Monitoring and Data Analysis 3
FOR 411 Fire and Environmental Quality 3
HNF 150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
HNF 385 Public Health Nutrition 3
MC 337 Global Public Health 4
OST 402 Introduction to Global Health 3
PH 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
PHL 453 Ethical Issues in Global Public Health 3
REL 210 Religion and the Environment 3
STT 224 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Ecologists 3
STT 464 Statistics for Biologists 3
4. Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):
ANP 370 Culture, Health, and Illness 3
GEO 435 Geography of Health and Disease 3