4. Additional Courses in the Major (24 Hours)
Each student must complete two cognates of 12 credit hours each. The cognates are intended to support the course work in the major. Depending on student interests, cognate courses may be selected from one or several units. A cognate differs from a minor in that the courses must be above the sophomore level and may be distributed over more than one subject area. Courses applied toward minimum Carolina Core requirements cannot be counted toward either cognate. All cognate courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.
Students majoring in Public Health may pursue minors offered by other units. In completing a minor, students may apply advisor-approved courses to both the minor and cognate, selective, or elective requirements. Courses in the college core requirements beyond the Carolina Core minimum requirements may also be used in the minor.