Public Health - Bachelor of Public Health

General Education Requirements (35 credits)

General education requirements for the Department of Public Health Sciences follow those outlined by the university in this catalog.

Departmental Requirements

You are required to complete the following Public Health Sciences core courses. Of the 120 credits required for the degree, you must have a minimum of 48 upper division credit hours (300- and 400-level courses).

General Education Requirements
Select 35 credits of General Education Requirements
Viewing a Wider World Courses6
Prerequisite Courses
Statistical Applications 13
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
Personal Health and Wellness3
Foundations of Health Education3
Foundations of Community Health Education
Foundations of Public Health3
Intermediate Algebra3
Public Health Education Core
PHLS 471Health Informatics3
PHLS 473Health Program Planning3
PHLS 475Methods of Community Health Education3
PHLS 459Infectious and Noninfectious Disease Prevention3
PHLS 478Health Program Evaluation and Research3
PHLS 496Community Health Education Field Experience6
PHLS 497Senior Seminar in Community Health Education1
PHLS 499Problems in Health Education3
Public Health Core
PHLS 450Epidemiology3
PHLS 451Biometrics and Health Research3
PHLS 452Environmental Health3
PHLS 457Administration of Health Programs3
PHLS 476Theoretically-Based Interventions3
Cultural Foundations Course Requirements
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Health Disparities: Determinants and Interventions3
Hispanic Health Issues3
Cross-Cultural Aspects of Health3
International Health Problems3
International Health Practicum1-3
Rural Health Issues3
Coping with Loss and Grief: A Cross-Cultural Perspective3
U.S.-Mexico Border Health Issues3
Departmental Electives
Elective courses 224
Electives: to bring the total to 120 credits, with 28 credits being upper-divison47
Total Credits120

A ST 311 Statistical Applications: does not meet the Common Core Area II.


Students are encouraged to select additional PHLS and GERO courses to satisfy the elective requirement. Students with an associate degree in an allied health field may transfer up to 24 credit hours of electives.

Additional Requirements

All students are required to complete an exit survey please see the department for more information.