Undergraduate Catalog

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.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 11
Major and Related Courses 70
Free Elective Courses 12
TOTAL 120*

*Category totals do not add up to 120 because required pre-major and major courses overlap with GSR requirements. For MAT 130, three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104. For BIO 201, four hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 230.

Required pre-major courses 11 credits

BIO 107Principles of Biology for Science Majors I

4

BIO 108Principles of Biology for Science Majors II

4

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

Required Chemistry courses 4 credits

CHE 107General Chemistry I

3

CHE 109General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

Required Mathematics Course 4 credits

MAT 130Precalculus

4

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

Required Biology Courses 16 credits

BIO 201Research Methods in the Sciences

4

BIO 211Genetics

4

BIO 233Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO 333Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

Note: BIO 201 replaces GSR 230 General Studies Requirement

Required Public Health Core Courses 28 credits

MAT 142Introductory Probability and Statistics for Science and Information Technology

3

PHS 101Foundations of Public Health

3

PHS 200Foundations of Healthcare Systems & Policy

3

PHS 201Foundations of Epidemiology

3

PHS 202Foundations of Environmental Health

3

PHS 402Internship Seminar

3

PHS 403Internship in Public Health

3

PSY 370Health Disparities in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

3

STM 403Senior Capstone

3

Behavioral and Community Health Concentration Required Courses 9 credits

PHS 203Introduction to Personal and Community Health

3

PHS 301Behavioral Health Interventions: Planning and Evaluation

3

PSY 317Health Psychology

3

Public Health Electives 9 credits

Choose 9 credits from the following:

BIO 106Medical Terminology

3

BIO 221Microbiology

5

BIO 251Nutrition

3

BIO 321Pathogenic Microbiology

5

BIO 411Human Genetics

3

CHE 420Pharmacology

3

COM 350Introduction to Mass Communication

3

GOV 360Public Policy

3

PER 110Wellness

3

PER 370Physiology of Exercise

3

PHI 290Ethics and Health Care

3

PHI 450Bioethics and the Deaf Community

3

PHS 204Foundations in Global Health

3

PHS 295Special Topics

1-5

PHS 302Introduction to Public Health Informatics, Health Communication, and Consumer Informatics

3

PHS 395Special Topics

1-5

PHS 495Special Topics

1-5

PHS 499Independent Study

1-3

PSY 210Lifespan Development

3-4

PSY 457Human Sexuality

3

PSY 460Multicultural Psychology

3

SOC 318Medical Sociology

3

SPA 111Basic Spanish I

4

SWK 267Alcohol and Drug Addictions: Intervention Strategies

3

SWK 307Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Micro

3

SWK 318Human Diversity

3

WLC 380The Latino Presence in the United States

3