The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Public Health is a 124-credit program designed to serve students who are interested in working in the diverse field of public health or prepare students for graduate school. The program is structured around courses that address fundamental aspects of public health to prevent and protect the health of communities while addressing the health needs of various communities.
The B.S. in Public Health is guided by the competencies model from the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Undergraduate Learning Outcomes model. The curriculum is focused on equipping students with fundamental skills (e.g., policy, epidemiology, statistics) through core courses. Once the foundational knowledge and skills are met, students have the opportunity to customize their courses to match their educational and career goals. Students will have the option of completing the degree program through various delivery modes such as online, independent study, blended, and/or face-to-face study.
Students completing a bachelor’s degree in Public Health will be able to:
- Discuss the key fundamental public health values, concepts, and functions.
- Evaluate the social determinants of health and equity on population health and health disparities.
- Analyze the role played by biological, social, environmental, cultural, and economic factors in shaping human health and disease.
- Apply public health data analytical principles to health-related issues.
- Explain the legal and ethical aspects of public health practice; and,
- Evaluate public health research and policy interventions.
|BIOL 1200||Biology I with Lab||4|
|BIOL 1201||Biology II with Lab||4|
|or SOSC 2010||Statistics for the Social Sciences|
|HLAD 2010||The United States Health Systems||4|
|HLAD 3045||Healthcare Ethics||4|
|PAFF 2132||Introduction to Public Policy||4|
|HLAD 3122||Principles of Public Health||4|
|HLAD 3005||Community Health||4|
|HLAD 3015||Comparative Health Systems||4|
|HLAD 3040||Health Disparities||4|
|HLAD 4015||Healthcare Policy||4|
|or HUSV 4050||Social Policy Analysis|
|Two additional upper division electives||8|
|Possible Upper Division Elective Courses|
|ADDS 3005||Interventions for Addiction Disorders||4|
|ANTH 3025||Health & Illness in Global Perspective||4|
|CHFS 3015||Child Welfare in the United States||4|
|CHFS 3050||Interpersonal Violence||4|
|CUST 4020||Medical Humanities||4|
|DISB 3025||Psychosocial Impact of Illness & Disability||4|
|ECON 3055||Economic Issues in Health Care||4|
|ENSC 3304||Environmental Health||4|
|FSMA 3025||Healthcare Finance||4|
|HLAD 3020||Cultural Competency in Health Care||4|
|HLAD 3035||Community Health Education and Communication||4|
|HLAD 3127||Infections and Epidemics: Biocultural Perspectives||4|
|HSCI 3200||Health Informatics||4|
|HUSV 3068||Social Welfare Policy||4|
|INMS 4030||Women Health & Globalization||4|
|LEST 3015||Mental Health & The Law||4|
|NURS 3035||Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health||4|
|PSYC 3090||Health Psychology||4|
|SOCI 3010||Aging & Society||4|
|SOSC 3010||Family Violence: Legal & Social Perspectives||4|
|THEA 3041||Theatre and Community Health||4|
- Students will be able to discuss the key fundamental public health values, concepts, and functions.
- Students will be able to evaluate the social determinants of health and equity on population health and health disparities.
- Students will be able to analyze the role played by biological, social, environmental, cultural, and economic factors in shaping human health and disease.
- Students will be able to apply public health data analytical principles to health-related issues.
- Students will be able to explain the legal and ethical aspects of public health practice.
- Students will be able to evaluate public health research and policy interventions.