Public Health, B.S. (54 Credit Major)

The basic distribution of credits for this major appears in Table 1, followed by course lists.

Table 1: Distribution of credits for the Public Health major.
Component Credits
Core Courses  30
Specialization Courses: GISc or Global Health 18
Fieldwork and Capstone 6


Degree Requirements

30 credits in Required Core Courses

Credits
HEA 300Introduction to Public Health

3

HSD 269Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals

3

HSD 306Epidemiology

3

HEA 267Human Behavior and Health

3

HEA 301Environmental Health

3

HSA 267Management of Health Organizations

3

HSD 266The U.S. Health Care Delivery System

3

HEA 400Program Planning and Evaluation

3

PHE 302Social and Environmental Determinants of Health

3

PHE 303Approaches to Public Health Research

3

18 credits in Geographic Information Science option

12 Credits in Required Specialization Courses

Credits
GEP 204Basic Mapping: Applications and Analysis

3

GEP 205Principles of Geographic Information Science

3

GEH 320Population Geography

3

GEP 310Geography of Urban Health

3

6 credits in GIS Specialization Electives selected from the following:

Credits
GEH 240Urban Geography

3

GEH 232Medical Geography

3

GEP 321Introduction to Remote Sensing

4

GEP 330Spatial Statistics and Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography

3

GEP 360Geovisualization and Analytic Cartography

4

GEP 350Special Projects in Geographic Information Systems

4

GEH 490Honors in Geography.

One semester, 2, 3, or 4 credits (may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits).

18 Credits in Global Health

12 Credits in Required Specialization Courses

Credits
PHE 304Fundamentals of Global Health

3

PHE 306Global Burden of Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease

3

PHE 340Global Nutrition and Disease

3

PHE 307Emergency Preparedness at the Community Level

3

6 Credits in Global Health Specialization Electives selected from

Credits
HEA 302Women and Health

3

HEA 211Perspectives on AIDS

3

POL 343International and Regional Organizations

3

HEA 348Latino Health

3

PHE 305Community-based Participatory Research Methods

3

GEH 232Medical Geography

3

6 Credits in Required Fieldwork and Capstone

Credits
PHE 470Public Health Field Experience

3

PHE 472Public Health Capstone

3