Dec 11, 2023
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Public Health is designed to prepare the student with a general liberal education in the science and art of protecting, promoting and preserving the health of individuals, families and populations utilizing the core functions of public health practice.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree Program will gain knowledge and develop skills to practice in multiple public health-related areas including, public health services, environmental services, epidemiology, social and behavioral science, health promotion, community health, and social and public policy.
Major Requirements (72 credits)
Public Health Courses (45 credits)
Related Science/Math Courses (18 credits)
Other Related Courses (9 credits)
General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)
Who am I and What is the World? Students explore these questions in their first year common core courses.
Associated with General Core
Who is My Neighbor? Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)
- HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
- HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
- HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3
How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)
- Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
- Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.
What, then, Shall We Do? Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)
- Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.
Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)
- One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
- One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)
- One course in Mathematics: MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
- One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4
Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.
General Electives (6 credits)
Degree Requirements (120 credits)