Jan 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Public Health - Major

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The part-time Bachelor of Science in Public Health program will provide students with the breadth of tools needed to promote good health. Students will learn about the history and values of public health, the human disease process, theories of health behavior, and the contexts that benefit or harm health. Students will acquire broad skills, including biostatistics, epidemiology, policy analysis, program planning and evaluation, and communication. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared for jobs in the health care industry, public health departments, and nongovernmental agencies.

  • Students may transfer into the program at any point but must meet the program requirements to be eligible for graduation. Students are required to complete all other University requirements for graduation. 
  • All students enrolled in the BS in Public Health program must complete a minimum of 30 credits at the University in order to graduate. A minimum of 120 approved credits is required to earn a bachelor’s degree. 
  • All USciences undergraduate students enrolled in a degree granting program must complete the general education curriculum.  A description of the General Education   curriculum may be found elsewhere in this catalog. 

General Education (41 credits)

Elective Courses in the Major (15 credits)

  • HE 314 Sexual Health Credits: 3
  • HE 315 Medical Terminology Credits: 3
  • HE 318 Infectious Disease Response Credits: 3

Free Electives (19 credits)

Total Minimum Credits: 120


*Must be taken as part of the last 9 credits in the program

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