2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Science Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Melinda Tinkle, Associate Dean
Department of Undergraduate Nursing
Wagner Hall 373
605-688-6153 or 1-888-216-9806 ext. 2

Program Information

A Health Science minor is an interdisciplinary concentration offered to any undergraduate student at South Dakota State University who completes a minimum of 18 semester hours across disciplines with a required core of course offerings. The purpose of the Health Science minor is to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about health and health care and to become competent in health knowledge, application of public health principles and healthful environments while pursuing other majors in the University.

Student Learning Outcomes

The outcomes for graduates of the Health Science minor are:

  • Apply public health principles, to selected disciplines.
  • Implement public health science methods and strategies through work with populations that incorporates principles from the fields of sociology, psychology, and human growth and development.
  • Apply basic human health concepts from selected sciences including biology, physiology, behavioral, and mental health.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how environment and ecology affect aggregates and communities by advocating for the needs of people served by public health systems.

Course Delivery Format

Program coursework is delivered in classrooms, laboratories, online, and in field-based learning experiences depending on the course.

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