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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
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Why Pursue a Minor in Community Health?

Adding a Minor in Community Health is a great way to enhance your degree. You will learn what community health entails, from theory to practice, and gain specific skills in program planning, and data management and content knowledge in drugs, sexuality or nutrition.

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What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Community Health will take the following courses:

  • Community Health
  • Database Management in Community and Public Health
  • Introduction to Community and Public Health
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Theories of Health Behavior

Students will also select one additional course from the following:

  • Survey of Drugs and Health
  • Survey of Human Nutrition
  • Survey of Human Sexuality

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.