College of Health and Science

Public Health Major (BS)

This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the health issues affecting populations, as well as the skills and knowledge needed to promote health and prevent disease at the community level. The program covers a range of topics, including epidemiology, environmental health, health equity, global health, and emergency preparedness.

During the program, students will learn how to identify and analyze health problems, develop interventions and programs to address them, and evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts. Students will also gain an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, and environmental factors that influence health outcomes and learn how to develop policies and programs that address these determinants of health. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, healthcare facilities, and private industry.

PUB 225Foundations of Public Health3
PUB 250Chronic and Infectious Human Disease and Prevention3
PUB 275Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness3
PUB 300Principles of Epidemiology3
PUB 325Health Care Delivery Systems3
PUB 350Conceptual Foundations of Health Equity3
PUB 375 Foundations of Global Public Health3
PUB 405Assessment and Planning in Public Health3
PUB 428Evaluation Methods in Public Health3
PUB 465 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care3
PUB 475Public Health Capstone3
Elective Credits with the following prefix options: BIO, PHS, CHE, KHS, HCR, or BUS12
Total Credits45