Public Health Requirements

Public Health Major Requirements

Students majoring in public health must complete at least 38 credits, including:

  • PUBH 100 Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)
  • PUBH 110 Global Public Health (3 credits)
  • PUBH 200 Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 150 Human Biology (4 credits)
    (or approved health-related Biology, Chemistry, or Psychology course)
  • MATH 108 Statistics (3 credits)
    (or approved health-related quantitative analysis course)
  • POSC 292 Public Policy (3 credits)
    (or approved health policy course)
  • PHIL 336 Ethics (3 credits)
    (or approved course addressing ethics and values)
  • 12 credits of approved Public Health electives, forming a cohesive theme relevant to the student’s interest in public health.
  • At least 4 courses (minimum 12 credits) must be taken at the 300-level or above (this may include core courses).
  • 80 hours of field work (equivalent to a 2-credit internship).
  • PUBH 490 Senior Capstone in Public Health (3 credits)

Public Health Minor Requirements

Students minoring in public health must complete 20 credits, including:

  • PUBH 100 Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)
  • PUBH 110 Global Public Health (3 credits)
  • PUBH 200 Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • 10 credits of approved Public Health electives, forming a cohesive theme relevant to the student’s interest in public health.
  • At least 2 courses (minimum 6 credits) must be taken at the 300-level or above.
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