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BS/BA in Public Health

Program Mission

The BS/BA in public health teaches students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in career paths in public health, health care, and other health-related and non-health-related fields. Students learn how to learn, how to think crtically and systemically, how to communicate, and how to work in teams. Students heading toward public health- and health-related careers learn essential knowledge and skills for the health of populations. The program contributes to the University mission in “(1) Educational Experience, (3) Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Communication, and (4) Partnerships and Collaborations.” The program's focus is its five goals: knowledge of the enterprise of public health; knowledge of human biology, health and disease, and culture relevant to public health; knowledge of the built and natural world relevant to public health; intellectual and practical skills; and integration of culture, society, and public health.

Curricula at a Glance
Complete BS and BA curricula and course schedules in one PDF


Academic Year 2016 (2015-2016) Course Schedules

 

Fall 2015 Courses

Recom’d Year

Catalog ID

Title

Type

Cr Hrs

​Classes / Week

1st

PHUN-100

Majoring in Public Health

core

1

1

PHUN-101

Introduction to Public Health -- SB

GenEd

3

2

PHUN-110

Tools for Learning and Public Health

core

2

1

3rd

PHUN-301

Quantitative Public Health

core

3

​2

PHUN-400

People, Policy, and the Environment

core

3

​2

PHUN-430

Contemporary Issues in Public Health 1

CUE

2

​1

PHUN-440

Biology for Population Health

core

3

​2


BS: supporting course

support

3

varies

BA: elective course

open

3

varies

4th

PHUN-410

Global Health

core

3

2

PHUN-432

Contemporary Issues in Public Health 3

CUE

2

​1

PHUN-490

Senior Capstone 1 (make-up)

CUE

1

0-1

PHUN-491

Senior Capstone 2

CUE

3

0-1

PHUN-492

Senior Capstone 3 (make-up)

CUE

3

0-1

 

BS: supporting courses (2)

support

6

varies

BA: supporting course

       elective course

support

open

6

varies


Spring 2016 Courses

Recom’d Year

Catalog ID

Title

Type

Cr Hrs

​Classes / Week

1st

PHUN-101

Introduction to Public Health -- SB

core

3

2

3rd

PHUN-405

Health Equity

core

3

​2

PHUN-431

Contemporary Issues in Public Health 2

CUE

2

​1

PHUN-441

Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health

core

3

​2

PHUN-490

Senior Capstone 1

core

1

0-1


BS: supporting courses (2)

 

BA: supporting course

       elective course

support

 

support

open

6

​varies

4th

PHUN-410

BS: Practice of Public Health

core

3

2

PHUN-433

Contemporary Issues in Public Health 4

CUE

2

​1

PHUN-492

Senior Capstone 3

CUE

3

0-1

 

BS: supporting course

       elective course

support

open

6

​varies

BA: elective courses (3)

open

9

​varies

 

 

 
 
 

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