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Minority Health

Continuing demographic change in  the United States makes it essential that healthcare professionals and public health and human services  workers are able to understand the cultural, social and political factors and issues impacting the health of minority and vulnerable populations. Currently there are tremendous disparities in quantity and quality of life and access to health care services between different demographic groups in the US. This certificate will help students understand how such disparities arise, and will prepare them to identify and reduce inequities using needs assessments and by designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and education programs targeted to minority and vulnerable populations. 


Quick Info

Program Code



1 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


Africana Studies
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


French Hall -West 3609
Cincinnati,OH  45221
Edward Wallace
Phone: 513-556-0350

Career Possibilities

This certificate is relevant for those involved in or planning for careers in psychology, social work, biology, nursing, sociology, medicine, or many allied health disciplines, as well as public health careers in local, state, federal or non-governmental agencies.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Minority Health Certificate

Predominant Program

    Required Courses
    • AFST3035, Black Health Care, 3
    • AFST3052, Community Health and Minorities: Yeserday, Today, and Tomorrow, DC, SS, 3
    • HPE3071, Health Education Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation I, 3
    • HPE3072, Health Education Program Planning, Implentation and Evaluation II, 3
    • AFST2070, Personal Health for Minorities , DC, SE, 3
    • AFST3022, Drugs: Impact on Minority Populations, 3
    • ANTH2060, Anthropology of Race, SE, 3
    • ANTH2079, Medical Anthropology, DC, SS, 3
    • BIOL1033, Biological Basis of Health, NS, 3
    • COMM2004, Communicating About Health, Environment and Science, SE, SS, 3
    • COMM4040, Cultural Studies in Communication, 3
    • HIST3048, Race and Science in the United States, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST3049, Women and Health in America, SE, HP, 3
    • HPE1005, Mental Health Issues, SE, 3
    • HPE1006, Consumer Health, SE, 3
    • HPE2000, Human Sexuality and Health, SE, SS, 3
    • HPE2003, International Health, DC, SS, 3
    • HPE2004, Women's Health Issues, DC, SE, 3
    • HPE2006, Emerging Health Issues, SE, 3
    • HPE3001, Health Across the Lifespan I: Adolescent and Child, 3
    • HPE3002, Health Across the Lifespan II: Adult and Aging, 3
    • PSYC3011, Health Psychology, 3
    • PSYC3034, Diversity and Health, 3
    • SOC3090, Sociology of Health and Illness, SE, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

>Students in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-extensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources. 

This certificate is jointly run by the UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and the UC College of Education, Health, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, and represents a  multidisciplinary blend of social science approaches. It can be easily combined with any major or two other certificates or minors to create a bachelor of liberal arts major.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director and provide the application for the certificate in minority health. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, then your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.


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