The undergraduate minor in Rural Community Health provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to complete coursework in health care, health policy, biostatistics, epidemiology, rural environmental and occupational medicine with a focus on rural Primary Care. These courses provide students with the basic tools, principles and knowledge to be able to investigate rural health issues and to determine solutions to rural health problems. In addition, completion of this minor will help students create a support network among other students, rural physicians, other rural health and agricultural professionals and rural residents. This minor will assist in keeping students from rural Alabama connected with their rural roots to increase the probability that they will return as rural health practitioners.