A minor in Public Health enables students to acquire public health knowledge that complements their career paths. The minor is designed for students going into careers other than public health who can benefit from public health knowledge in the delivery of their services. Public health prepares professionals who can plan, manage, evaluate and solve public health problems in the public and private sector. The field also focuses on lifestyles and behaviors in the context of socio-economic and cultural health aspects of individuals and communities. Environmental health, a branch of public health promotes well-being while limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water food and other environmental media that may adversely affect human health. The mission of public health is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations while preparing students to become Christ centered scholars and global leaders in public health.