Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Courses


In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs must complete a minimum of 46 credits in general education (40 credits in the general education college core and 6 credits in programmatic general education courses).

General Education Core Requirements - 43 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX Writing Competency (WR) 3
ENG 2XX Advanced Writing Elective (AW) 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 1XX Math Competency (MATH) 3
BIO 1XX Science Competency (SCI) 4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology (SS) 3
  Cultural Competency (CU) 3
  Social Science Competency (SS) OR  
  Multicultural Competency (MC) 3
ENV 110 Environmental Ethics 3
ECN 110 Principles of Economics 3
HIS 120 Introduction to Modern World History 3
PSY 300 Health Psychology 3

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 6 credits

IDA 120 Intellectual Discovery Strategies OR General Education Elective 3
1XX General Education Elective 3

Public Health Major Core Requirements - 45 credits

Freshman Year

PBH 110 Introduction to Public Health 3
PBH 199 Mathematics for the Health Professions 3
PBH 210 Health Behavior and Chronic Disease 3

Sophomore Year

PBH 252 Human Health in the Environment 3
PBH 300 Introduction to Public Health Policy 3
HSC 410 Epidemiology 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 280 Introduction to Global Health 3
PBH 320 Health and Social Issues in Aging 3
PBH 400 Community Health 3
PSY 420 Research Methods 3
HSC 450 Senior Capstone OR  
HSC 460 Senior Internship 3
PBH 470 Senior Seminar for Public Health Pre-Professionals 3

Health Science Electives - 27 credits

PBH 301 Leadership in Health 3
PBH 315 Injury Prevention and Public Safety 3
HSC XXX Electives 21

Total Credits: 


View our courses offered by semester.
Course sections noted with an 'H' are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an 'O' are delivered in an online format.

We're ready when you are.

  • Enrollment is hassle-free.
  • We’re still accepting financial aid applications.
  • We’ll review your transcripts of prior learning (usually in less than one business day).

Contact Us Today!

Goodwin College will never sell your personal information to a third party. By submitting your contact information, you give permission to Goodwin College to contact you by phone, email, mail, and text message.