Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Sciences Program Requirements
Public Health is the art and science of protecting and improving the health of a community through an organized and systematic effort that includes education, assurance of the provision of health services and protection of the public from exposures that will cause harm.
There are two tracks within the major:
1. Social Science Track
2. Science Track
For each track, there are four core components to this degree: Math and Statistics Courses, Foundation Courses; Public Health Courses, and the Collateral Field.
PUBHLTH 494CI Public Health Sciences Capstone Course (3 credits) will be required of all Public Health Sciences majors. This capstone course is designed to give public health students the opportunity to bring together all their knowledge from other courses into one cumulating experience.
The collateral field is a major requirement for students in both the Social Science and Science track. The collateral field component is designed to ensure a background knowledge that supports critical thinking and creative problem-solving for current Public Health issues. The breadth of this classification provides students the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest and relevance to public health, drawing connections between disciplines in ways that foster awareness of complex issues. For more information, visit our Collateral Field page.
If you have questions about any of the program requirements, please contact:
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Arnold House, Room 305
Phone: (413) 545-2523