College of Health and Science

Public Health Major (BA Traditional)

This program involves learning the science of protecting the safety and improving the health of communities through education, policy making, and research for disease and injury prevention.  Being a public health professional enables you to work around the world, address health problems of communities as a whole, and influence policies that affect the health of societies.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Encouraged Elective (does not count toward credit total for the major)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
Students will select one course from the list below: 4
Epidemiological Foundation (4)
Research Methods (4)
KHS 240Introduction to Public Health4
KHS 300Applied Nutrition4
KHS 310Drug Education2
HCR 350Healthcare Diversity and Global Issues4
KHS 400Health Psychology4
KHS 392Marketing and Fundraising4
HCR 425Health Care Economics4
KHS 455Occupational and Environmental Health4
KHS 460Health Advocacy and Leadership4
Students will complete 6 credits from the following:6
Internship (1-6)
Program Administration (2)
Human Life Experience (3)
Total Credits44