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Human Biology Minor Requirements

The Minor in Human Biology

A minor in Human Biology provides an introduction to the relationship between the biological and social aspects of humanity's origin, development, and future. Many of the serious problems facing humans today involve both biological and social aspects. Scientific approaches to these problems are essential, but they must be broadly conceived and placed within their proper social and cultural setting. Students with a minor in Human Biology are expected to develop a strong content background and the skills to integrate the biological and social aspects of human beings.
The Human Biology minor requires three core courses to ensure coverage of the field disciplines, while offering flexibility for students pursuing specific subplans in the fields of Global Health, Epidemiology, or Health Policy.
  • The Global Health subplan introduce students to critical social perspectives, policy, and applications in global health.
  • The Epidemiology subplan introduces students to epidemiological constructs and applies these methods to the study of real world public health challenges.
  • The Health Policy subplan introduces students to population-level problems, interventions, and policy in public health.

To declare a minor in Human Biology, please complete the declaration form:

HumBio Minor Subplan Declaration Form

For the full list of minor requirements and policies, please visit the Stanford Bulletin:

Human Biology Minor in the Stanford Bulletin