Jan 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Public Health BS, Population Health Specialization


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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.

Graduation Requirements
All students must complete all core course work with an average grade of “C” or higher.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Assessing individual /community needs for health education.
  • Planning health education strategies, interventions, or programs.
  • Implementing health education strategies, interventions, or programs.
  • Conducting evaluation/ research related to health education.
  • Administering health education strategies, interventions, or programs.
  • Serving as a health education resource person.
  • Communicating /advocating for health and health education.

Public Health Core


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.

Admission Requirements
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.

Graduation Requirements
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Public Health must earn a C average or higher in all core courses.  

Program Requirements
Public health majors will complete 62 credits of core coursework and select a specialization in either Population Health (90 credits total) or Pre-Nursing (106 credits total). All majors are also required to complete a 5-credit capstone experience which includes one of the following applied tracks: research, internship, or academic service learning. All students will also complete a culminating experience course that fulfills the general education and program requirements. PUBH 488 (3 credits) will be taken in the final quarter of a student’s enrollment. Students may take their capstone and PUBH 488 cocurrently.

Special Requirements (other than departmental)

ENG 101 and ENG 102 must be completed prior to enrollment in PUBH 240.

Population Health Specialization


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 28 credits from the following list of electives:

(Students may also seek advisor approved electives outside of this list)

Additional field experience credits may be used for electives. Students who take more than one field experience/capstone course or more than the required 5 credits, may apply the additional credits to their electives.

Total Specialization Credits: 28


Total Credits: 90


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