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 

This program is an education preparation program.  Please consult the College of Education page for more information about the college admission requirements.

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)*