University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.

Health and Medicine

The Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Medicine minor spans most areas of the arts, sciences and humanities. This minor presents an opportunity for students in any major to study the role of wellness, healthcare and medicine from many perspectives. The minor is designed to enhance personal learning and provide an area of focus for students who may be looking to pursue careers in health related fields.
Students choosing this minor need to complete the equivalent of five four-credit courses, representing five different disciplines, from the following list, meeting the criteria outlined below.
1. Each course must represent a different discipline
2. No more than four credits in a student’s major may be counted toward the minor requirements
3. At least three of the courses must be a 200-level or higher
4. Courses may also count toward general education requirements
5. Students will need to fulfill any required prerequisites for courses
6. Additional courses may be considered for the minor at the discretion of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Medicine Interest Group.
Required Courses:
ANT 365      Medical Anthropology
BIO 323       General Physiology
CHY 110N    Elementary Chemistry: Biochemistry
Environmental Policy and Planning
EPP 231       Environmental Issues
GEO 325      Geography of Health and Disease
Community Health
HEA 101      Health and Society
HEA 123      Introduction to Community Health
HEA 210      Environmental Health
HEA 218      Health Communication and Theory
HEA 260      Public Health Biology
HEA 310      Principles of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
HEA 350      Principles of Epidemiology
HEA 410      Grant Writing and Resource Management
HTY 271S    History of Medicine
Philosophy/Community Health/Rehabilitation
PHI 204H     Biomedical Ethics
PSY 225S     Child and Adolescent Development
PSY 226       Adulthood and Aging
PSY 377       Psychopharmacology
REH 230      Surviving and Thriving as Human Service Professionals
REH 420      Trauma and Resiliency
A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.
Total credits for the Minor: 20
Minor Coordinator: Alireza Geshnizjani
Minor Division: Social Science and Business

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