Requirements and Curriculum

The undergraduate major in public health consists of 41 credit hours of coursework in public health, plus an additional 19 credit hours of coursework from other disciplines.

Public Health Coursework 41 credits

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

  • PUB 101 Introduction to Public Health
  • PUB 102 Historical and Contemporary Public Health Problems
  • PUB 200-level
    • Select two (2) 200-level PUB courses numbered 200-279
      (total of 6 credit hours minimum)
  • PUB 310 Biological, Personal, and Environmental Influences on Health and Disease
  • PUB 315 Asking and Answering Scientific Questions in Public Health (4 credits)
  • PUB 320 Models and Mechanisms for Understanding Public Health Issues
  • PUB 325 Interventions to Improve Public Health
  • PUB 330 Systems and Policies for Public Health
  • PUB 300/400
    • Select three (3) 300/400-level PUB courses numbered 340-379 or 400-479 (total of 9 credit hours minimum)
  • PUB 494 Capstone:  Modern Public Health Problems and Solutions (4 credits)

Courses from other disciplines (19 credits)

  • PGY 300 Human Physiology (4 credits)
  • CHE 101 General Chemistry (5 credits)
  • PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
  • PSY 101/SOC 101
    • Select either PSY 101 Introductory Psychology or  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • STA 119 Statistical Methods (4 credits)