Public Health - Bachelor of Public Health

Departmental Requirements

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. You are required to complete the following Public Health Sciences core courses.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics3-4
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 23
Statistical Applications
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Personal Health and Wellness3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing a Wider World Courses 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Prerequisite Courses
Foundations of Health Education3
Foundations of Community Health Education
Foundations of Public Health3
Essentials of Public Health
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 497Public Health 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 PHLS courses 424
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 515
Total Credits120-123

Additional Requirements

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