Public Health Requirements

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Public Health is appropriate for those students planning to conduct health education and health promotion activities in non-classroom settings. This major has a built-in minor with Healthcare Management.

An overall 2.5 grade point average and completion of PH 101: Foundations of Human Health are required for admission in the undergraduate health program. Additional prerequisites include completion of the University Core English composition course (English 101).

Psychomotor and verbal skills are required for students enrolled in PH 334 and PH 434. If questions arise concerning a student’s ability in these areas, an assessment will be made prior to the end of the first week of the semester to determine whether the student possesses the necessary skills to remain in the course. The first aid coordinator for the Public Health Program will make the final decision.

A student in the Public Health major must have a 2.75 grade point average in the major before clearance to do an internship. A grade of C or better is required for all major courses in the undergraduate Public Health Program.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Degree Requirements

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
University Core Curriculum Requirements 39
PH 101 must be included in University Core Curriculum.
Requirements for Major in Public Health and Minor in Healthcare Management 48
AH 105, HCM 310, HCM 320, HCM 340, HCM 360, HCM 366, HCM 388, HCM 395, PH 300, PH 325, PH 326, PH 334, PH 355, PH 407, PH 415, PH 488, PH 490A
ACCT 220 3
Additional Public Health courses or other approved electives 30
Total 120