Bachelor of Science - Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health will prepare students for graduate programs in public health as well as careers that require strong Bachelor’s level preparation in the health sciences. This program will enable both traditional and non-traditional students to pursue relevant coursework by offering on ground, hybrid courses, and online courses. The College believes that developing a strong Public Health Bachelor’s degree program will provide a viable alternative to our students who seek careers in the health field.

Program Outcomes

Students will study biostatistics, epidemiology, public health policy and administration, global health and will understand local, state, federal and global public health systems.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge from general education courses, skills analysis, research, and critical thinking to public health theory and practice.
  2. Apply knowledge of public health issues to develop strategies to improve population health.
  3. Identify and assess the social determinants of health in populations.
  4. Develop cultural competency and understand the impact of cultural values on health and the utilization of public health services.
  5. Understand and analyze the impact of local, state and federal legislation, regulations, and standards on public health practice.
  6. Evaluate population-based data using epidemiological methods.
  7. Apply health-related theories that drive health-behavior change interventions and programs.
  8. Use scientific research methods to evaluate efficacy of health promotion, disease prevention programs.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all the general Bachelor graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must complete the following programmatic graduation requirements:

1. Students must complete all Public Health major core requirements with a minimum cumulative grade point average (C.G.P.A) of 2.0.

Curriculum

Bachelor in Public Health

General Education Requirements - 46 Credits

General Education Core: 40 Credits

ENG 101

English Composition

3

ENG 1XX

Writing Competency (WR)

3

ENG 2XX

Advanced Writing Elective (AW)

3

CAP 1XX

Computer Literacy Competency (CL)

3

COM 1XX

Communications Competency (COM)

3

MATH 1XX

Math Competency (MATH)

3

BIO 1XX

Biology Elective (SCI)

4

PSY 112

Introduction to Psychology (SS)

3

Social Science Competency (SS & MC)

3

 

Cultural Competency (CU)

3

ENV 110

Environmental Ethics (E/P)

3

ECN 110

Principles of Economics (G/US)

3

PSY 300

Health Psychology

3

Programmatic General Education Requirements: 6 Credits

ASD 120

The College Experience OR

 

 

General Education Elective

3

1XX

General Education Elective

3

Public Health Major Core Requirements - 42 Credits

Freshman Year

PBH 199

Biostatistics in Public Health

3

PBH 110

Introduction to Public Health

3

PBH 200

Introduction to Epidemiology

3

Sophomore Year

PBH 210

Health Behavior and Chronic Disease

3

PBH 252

Human Health in the Environment

3

PBH 300

Introduction to Public Health Policy

3

Junior Year

PBH 305

Ethics in Public Health

3

PBH 302

Public Health, Personnel and Administration

3

PBH 310

Occupational Health in the United States

3

Senior Year

PBH 315

Injury Prevention and Public Safety

3

PBH 320

Health and Social Issues in Aging

3

PBH 400

Community Health

3

PBH 410

Public Health Research Methods (RE)

3

PBH 490

Senior Seminar

3

Health Science Electives - 33 Credits

PBH 301

Leadership in Healthcare Environments

3

HSC XXX

Electives

30

Total Credits in the Program

121