Requirements and Curriculum

This 3+2 program will consist of three years of undergraduate coursework in the BS in Public Health where you will complete core public health courses, followed by two years of the MPH coursework including foundational and concentration courses, electives, a field training experience and an integrative project.

Students complete a minimum of 107 credits in the BS in Public Health before entering the MPH. A total of 13 credits taken during the MPH program are shared with the BS in Public Health degree.

BS in Public Health Courses

Public Health Coursework (28 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

Students in the Public Health BS are waived from the following major requirements if admitted to the 3+2 program:

  • PUB 300/400 Select three 300/400-level PUB courses numbered 340-379 or 400-479 (total of 9 credits)
  • PUB 494 Capstone:  Modern Public Health Problems and Solutions (4 credits)

Nine credits of graduate electives taken during the MPH, and 3 credits of the final MPH requirement, the Integrative Project, are shared shared with the BS in Public Health to meet the 120-credit Bachelor's degree requirement. 

Additional Coursework

Students entering the major take a Communication Literacy II course.

  • ENG 285 Writing in the Health Sciences

Courses from other disciplines (19 credits)

  • PGY 300 Human Physiology (4 credits)
  • CHE 101 General Chemistry (4 credits) and, CHE 113 General Chemistry Lab (1 credit); effective fall 2019
  • 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)

MPH Courses

Complete courses based on your MPH concentration: