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B.S. In Public Health

Public Health is a science concerned with promoting and protecting health in individuals, families, communities and entire populations through such measures as disease prevention, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research on epidemics and infectious diseases. The BSPH prepares students to work in a number of health-related fields or enter graduate or professional school. Public Health professionals with this degree are in increasing demand for employment by government agencies and private organizations as public health analysts, health care managers, patient educators, risk assessors, and occupational health and safety technicians.

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Courses & Requirements

Required pre-major courses 11 credits
Required Chemistry courses 4 credits
Required Mathematics Course 4 credits

Note: Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104.

MAT-130 Precalculus 4
Required Biology Courses 16 credits

Note: BIO 201 replaces GSR 230 General Studies Requirement

BIO-211 Genetics 4
Required Public Health Core Courses 28 credits
Behavioral and Community Health Concentration Required Courses 9 credits
Public Health Electives 9 credits

Choose 9 credits from the following:

BIO-221 Microbiology 5
BIO-251 Nutrition 3
CHE-420 Pharmacology 3
PER-110 Wellness 3
PHS-295 Special Topics 1-5
PHS-395 Special Topics 1-5
PHS-495 Special Topics 1-5

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate