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What is a Minor?

Pursuing a minor allows you to enhance your major studies and develop a side passion. It gives you an edge intellectually by introducing you to new ideas and, depending on what you choose, it can give you a professional edge, too. That extra line on your resume shows potential employers and graduate schools a few things. If your minor is related to your field, it can show that you have a depth of knowledge that sets you apart from other recent graduates in your intended industry. A minor unrelated to your field may show that you are curious and multi-faceted. Either way, a minor indicates that you are willing to pursue a rigorous workload and commit to finishing what you start.* 

 
Emergency/Disaster Response Management

The Emergency/Disaster Response minor equips the student with the resident knowledge of reacting to and operating in a rapidly deteriorating environment caused by a major natural or manmade disaster or emergency.

For more information, contact Taylor Dula at (423) 439-4826 or mckeehan@etsu.edu.

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health minor addresses the complex changes brought about by economic and technological advances.

For more information, contact Chuck Patton at (423) 439-5243 or pattonc@etsu.edu.

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Minor is an 18-credit program to provide students with an introduction to the basic science of public health. Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution (who, when, and where) and determinants of health and disease in populations. It is the cornerstone of public health and shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and disease prevention. Major areas of epidemiologic study include disease causation, transmission, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance, and screening. Epidemiologic issues are of importance as they impact the social, legal, economic, cultural frameworks of communities.

For more information, contact Taylor Dula at (423) 439-4826 or mckeehan@etsu.edu.

Global Health and Development (includes Peace Corps Prep program)

The Global Health and Development minor seeks to provide students with an interprofessional curriculum focused on global issues and to prepare students to work more effectively in global settings.

Peace Corps Prep Program

For more information, contact Taylor Dula at (423) 439-4826 or mckeehan@etsu.edu.

Health Administration

With the fast-paced and ever-changing healthcare environment, the minor in Health Administration equips students with the knowledge and skills to function effectively in administrative roles in today's healthcare
industry.

For more information, contact Taylor Dula at (423) 439-4826 or mckeehan@etsu.edu.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences is a minor encompassing a variety of courses concerning those sciences relevant to or implicating the human body and human health.

For more information, contact Dara Young at (423) 439-4458 or youngdc@etsu.edu.

Microbiology

Microbiology is a minor emphasizing biological properties and natural activities, key concepts and mechanisms of the infectious disease processand immunity.

For more information, contact Dara Young at (423) 439-4458 or youngdc@etsu.edu.

Public Health

The Public Health minor unites courses from both the Community Health and Health Services Administration concentration to provide a foundational knowledge of public health.

For more information, contact Taylor Dula at (423) 439-4826 or mckeehan@etsu.edu.

Safety

The objective of a minor in Safety is to allow students in other disciplines to supplement their major knowledge with safety training. 

For more information, contact Chuck Patton at (423) 439-5243 or

*information source: WayUp

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