Public Health, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Major GPA  2.5 required

PCH 202 – Introduction to Public Health
PCH 259 – Environmental Health
PCH 265 – Illness and Disease
PCH 275 – Introduction to Health Promotion
PCH 320 – Health Disparities and Social Justice
PCH 340 – Public Health Research
PCH 342 – Introduction to Epidemiology
PCH 351 – Health in Society
PCH 358 – Health Policy
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)


MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.