Public Health, B.S.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and a 2.75 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/public-health/programs 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (48 Credits)

PCH 202 — Introduction to Public Health
PCH 259 — Environmental Health
PCH 265 — Illness and Disease
PCH 275 — Introduction to Health Promotion
PCH 340 — Public Health Research
PCH 342 — Introduction to Epidemiology
PCH 351 — Health in Society
PCH 358 — Health Policy
PCH 362 — Public Health Management
PCH 440 — Food Hygiene
PCH 441 — Water Supply and Waste-Water Treatment
PCH 456 — Health Promotion Strategies
PCH 457 — Public Health Communication
PCH 458 — Program Planning
PCH 497 – Public Health Internship (6 credits)

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (3 Credits)

MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)*