Bachelor of Science in Public Health
About the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for a wide range of entry level public health positions. The coursework includes the foundational knowledge of public health practice (epidemiology, health policy, global health) and reflects the values of public health: community engagement, disease prevention, health promotion and serving vulnerable populations. The program's major focus on health education prepares students to implement behavior modification and lifestyle changes for individuals, families and communities. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the competencies required to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
- General Education Requirements (to include BIO 104 , PSY 313 ).
- Foundations (30 credits).
COM 210 /THE 210 ; HCR 300 , HCR 304 , HCR 362 , HCR 368 , HCR 370 , HCR 377 ; PHS 315 ; a course in statistics.
- Health Education Core (24 credits).
HCR 203 , HCR 204 , HCR 379 , HCR 380 , HCR 384 , HCR 385 , HCR 386 , HCR 387 .
- Electives in Health Care (6 credits).
From: AGE 350 , AGE 352 , AGE 378 , HCR 305 , HCR 363 , HCR 376 , HCR 404 , HCR 461 , PHS 210 , PHS 331 , PHS 420 , PHS 421 .
- Capstone/Internship (3-6 credits).
HCR 390 . (PHS 390 for those exempt from HCR 390 )
- Completion of departmental Key Concepts test for assessment purposes.
Whether you are a new freshman or a transfer student, you must submit an application to the Admissions Office. You should specify Public Health as your probable field of study on your application. The Admissions Office can assist you with gaining acceptance into the University, transferring classes, and familiarizing you with the campus.
Once you have been accepted by the University, you should contact the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences to schedule a meeting with an advisor. There is no additional application or admissions process to pursue an undergraduate degree in Public Health.
Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Health Sciences and Administration Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.
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