The minor requires coursework in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy/Planning, Rural Environmental/Occupational Health and Community Clinical Process.  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.

Completion Requirements

The Minor requires successful completion (earn a grade of B or better in each course) of 15 credit hours in five courses (three hours each) from the following:

Code and Title Hours
CHS 400Rural Envir/Occup Health3
CHS 420Basic Epidemiology3
CHS 422Community Clinical Proc3
CHS 425Biostatistics3
CHS 427Health Policy & Planning3
Total Hours15