Bachelors (BSPH)

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Graduates of the Public Health program enter the job market as health educators, fitness consultants, consumer information directors, and community outreach coordinators who are trained to promote healthy lifestyles through behavior modification, physical activity and proper nutrition to prevent chronic and degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS and other conditions such as substance abuse and domestic violence. To reduce the rising cost of health care, policymakers are increasingly employing the preventive approaches and services of community educators in county, state and federal health departments, wellness programs, hospitals, disease management and consulting firms, consumer advocacy, international and voluntary health care organizations. Student learning outcomes in Public Health following completion of the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Public Health, the graduates will:

  • Apply psychological and sociological theories in explaining human behaviors in different clinical scenarios.
  • Comprehend the factors that influence health and well being.
  • Promote health and prevent disease by positively influencing the behavior of clients.
  • Determine individual and Public Health needs by using valid health information and appropriate evaluative methods.
  • Understand the US health care system and respond ethically to health care disparities.
  • Comprehend published research in public health.

 

Curriculum Pattern

Pre-professional Sequence

HRS Fall 1ST YEAR
3 ENG 1270 Composition I
3 MATH 1200 College Algebra
3 BIOL 1080 - Biological Science Survey I & Lab
3 PSYC 1100 - Intro to Psychology
3 CMAT 2030 - Basic Speech Communication
15 TOTAL
HRS Spring 1ST YEAR
3 ENG 1240/1280 Composition II
4 ZOOL 2050 - Human Anatomy & Lab
5 CHEM 1050 - Intro General Organic Chemistry
3 PSYC 2000 - Life Span Development
15 TOTAL
Summer After 1st Year
3 SOC 1250 or ANTH 1010 (Diversity)
3 CPTR 1060 - Intro Personal Computers
6 TOTAL
HRS Fall 2ND YEAR
4 PSLY 2040 - Human Physiology & Lab
3 HSC 2190 - Nutrition
3 HSC 2150 - Intro Health Professions
2/3 HSC 2220 or HS 2200 - Personal Health & Wellness
3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE I
15/16 TOTAL
HRS Spring 2ND YEAR
3 PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1030 (Critical Thinking)
3 HSC 1100 - Medical Terminology
3 HSC 2250 - Health Care Ethics
3 HSC 3375 - Health Policy
3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE II
15 TOTAL
Summer After 2nd Year
3 HSC 3321 Service Learning
3 Fine Arts (Required)
6 TOTAL

 

Professional Sequence

HRS Semester 1
3 HSC - 3313 Health Disparities
3 HSC - 3316 Human Diseases
3 HSC - 3319 Intro to Public Health
3 HSC - 3329 Biostatistics
3 Supportive Elective (#1)
15 TOTAL
  Semester 2
3 HSC 3315 - Health Behavior
3 HSC 3200 - Research Methods
3 HSC 3450 - Public Health Communication
3 HSC 4418 - Epidemiology
12 TOTAL
 HRS Semester 4
3 HSC 4414 - Entrepreneurship in Healthcare
3 HSC 4424 - Program Planning
3 HSC 4425 - Public Health Practicum
3 Supportive Elective (#3)
12 TOTAL
 HRS Semester 3
3 HSC 3317 - Health Promotion
3 HSC 4423 - Intro To Environmental Health
3 PSYC 2155 - Abnormal Psychology
3 Supportive Elective (#2)
12 TOTAL

 

Admission Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health must first be accepted to the university as a pre-Public Health major. Students should  apply  for admission to the professional courses in the Public Health Program after the completion of 72 hours of prerequisite courses which includes both general education and Health Science core courses. Applications for admission to the Public Health Program are accepted in fall and spring. Application materials must be received by July 15th for the fall semester enrollment and October 15th for the spring semester enrollment every year.

  In order to apply to the Public Health Professional Program, students must:

  1. Be admitted to the university.
  2. Complete 72 hours of prerequisite courses which includes general education and Health Science core courses.
  3. Complete and submit the Public Health Admission Application to the Department of Public Health.
  4. Submit an essay of 500 words, typewritten, describing the factors that influenced your decision to enter the community/public health profession and your professional aspirations following completion of the program. Please type your essay on a separate sheet.
  5. Submit two completed recommendation form from ( one professional, one academic or  both academic) in sealed envelopes. Recommendations from relatives are not accepted.  

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