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Department of Public Health

Certificates and Minors

Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate Program

The Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate Program is available to students currently enrolled at Fresno State and recent graduates of Fresno State. A certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies is awarded to those students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 units of interdisciplinary academic coursework in the area of alcohol and drug abuse.

Students seeking the certificate must do so prior to graduation and be regularly enrolled in the university and must have completed two years of college or two years of experience related to the field of alcohol/drug abuse.

All coursework must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a grade of C or better in each of the 9 required units and the 3 units of electives. 

Requirements (9 units)

PH 110: Drugs, Society, and Health - 3 units
PH 111: Alcohol and Alcoholism - 3 units
S WRK 129: Treatment of Chemical Dependency - 3 units (offered in Fall only)
Electives (3 units)

CRIM 141: Alcohol, Drugs, and Criminality - 3 units
PH 114 - Behavior Modification - 3 units
Other electives may be approved by the Public Health Dept. Chair

*12 total units required

To obtain your certificate

Email the Department of Public Health administrative office at to indicate that you have completed the required courses to obtain the Program Certificate. Include your full name, student I.D. number and phone number in the email.

For questions or more information, contact the Department of Public Health at 559.278.4014.

Emergency Management Certificate

Information to come 

Emergency Medical Services Certificate

Information to come

Public Health Minor

The Public Health Minor prepares students for career opportunities in Public Health.  All students are required to complete the Public health core classes, with an additional nine units selected in conjunction with academic advisor. 

PH92, PH100, PH109, PH161, PH 163

For questions or more information, contact Dr. Kara Zografos at or 559.278.4014.