The public health profession focuses on preventing disease, addressing inequities and developing policies and programs that help communities achieve optimal health and well-being. Our program aims to educate and empower the emerging generation of public health leaders. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for graduate work or careers in the field and exposes them to evidence-based research and practice experiences.
To be admitted to the public health program a student must meet with and be signed in by a member of the public health faculty.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Public Health must earn a grade of C or higher in all core public health courses.
Public health majors will complete the core coursework and select a specialization in either Population Health or Pre-Nursing. All majors are also required to complete a 400-hour internship experience.
Special Requirements (other than departmental)
ENG 101 and ENG 102 must be completed prior to enrollment in PUBH 240.
Population health represents the area of study and practice focusing on the determinants and distribution of health across different groups of individuals. Understanding issues and situations that harm people’s potential for health, well-being, and quality of life enables public health professionals to develop effective strategies to improve outcomes. The population health specialization prepares students for graduate study or career work with a variety of populations through diverse course offerings.
Department-Approved Specialization Electives
Students must complete a minimum of 23 credits from the following list of electives:
(Students may also seek advisor approved electives outside of this list)