Bachelor of Science in Public Health
The public health program prepares students to become professionals who promote the health of local, national, and global populations through education and skills for individuals and communities. A degree in public health prepares students to think critically about societal issues through a justice-based framework, and public health professionals engage in advocacy for policies that ensure and support healthy populations. Students who graduate with a degree in public health pursue careers in a variety of fields, including health administration; health promotion, education, and behavior; epidemiology; and environmental health. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate degrees in public health or related fields.
Courses required for major (core curriculum)
Students must meet the general education requirements. Additionally students must complete the public health program requirements:
Students must complete the following 60 hours of public health courses:
and any two of the following:
and electives as needed to meet 120 hours minimum for the degree.
Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences. Prior to graduation, all public health course work must be completed with a least a 2.5 overall GPA and no grade below “C-“.