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Public Health Program Requirements for 2020–2021

Fisher’s public health majors choose to earn either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree.

Applicants who wish to be considered for course exemptions will be individually reviewed as part of the application process.

B.S. in Public Health

All required and elective courses that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Required Courses – 40 credits

  • ANTH 238 – P5 Global Health (3)
  • BIOL 107C/107L – SQ Microbes and Disease and Lab (4)
  • BIOL 108C – P4 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • ECON 221 – SQ Statistics (3)
    • STAT 160 – P4 Introduction to Data Science (3)
  • PHIL 250C – P2 Bioethics (3)
  • PUBH 100 – Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • PUBH 311 – Health Literacy, Education, and Communication (3)
  • PUBH 320 – Public Health Policy (3)
  • PUBH 390 – Advanced Epidemiology (3)
  • PUBH 408 – Seminar in Regional Public Health Issues (3)
  • SOCI 201 – SQ Principles of Epidemiology
  • SOCI 333 – US Health Care and Comparative Systems (3)
  • SOCI 344 – Social Determinants of Health and Health Care (3)

Elective Courses – 6 credits

Choose TWO electives from the following group.

  • BIOL 109C – P4 Human Genetics (3)
  • BIOL 206 – SQ The Science of Aging (3)
  • LSPN 235 or 236 – LSPN 235 Conversational Spanish for Health Professions I (3) or LSPN 236 – Conversational Spanish for Health Professions II (3)
  • ECON 224 – Economics of Healthcare (3)
  • PSYC 255 – P3 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (3)
  • PUBH 410 – Community Health Service Learning (3)
  • PUBH 490 – Internship (3)
  • PUBH 496 – Independent Study (3)
  • SOCI 217D – Latino Health Care Issues (3)
  • SOCI 233 – Populations, Programs, and Health (3)
  • SOCI 260 – P2 Death and Dying (3)
  • SOCI 322 – Sociology of Aging and the Life Course (3)

Total: 46 credits


B.A. in Public Health

All required and elective courses that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Required Courses – 31 credits

  • BIOL 107C/107L – SQ Microbes and Disease and Lab (4)
  • BIOL 108C – P4 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • ECON 221 – SQ Statistics (3)
    • STAT 160 – P4 Introduction to Data Science (3)
  • PHIL 250C – P2 Bioethics (3)
  • PUBH 100 – Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • PUBH 320 – Public Health Policy (3)
  • PUBH 408 – Seminar in Regional Public Health Issues (3)
  • SOCI 201 – SQ Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • SOCI 333 – US Healthcare & Comparative Systems (3)
  • SOCI 344 – Social Determinants of Health and Health Care (3)

Social and Behavioral Topics – 6 credits

Choose TWO electives:

  • ANTH 238 – P5 Global Health (3)
  • BIOL 109C – P4 Human Genetics (3)
  • LSPN 235 or 236 – LSPN 235 Conversational Spanish for Health Professions I (3) or LSPN 236 – Conversational Spanish for Health Professions II (3)
  • PSYC 255 – P3 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (3)
  • SOCI 217D – Latino Health Care Issues (3)
  • SOCI 260 – P2 Death and Dying (3)
  • SOCI 322 – Sociology of Aging and Life Course (3)
  • PUBH 311 – Health Literacy, Educ, & Community (3)
  • PUBH 410 – Community Health Service Learning (3)
  • PUBH 490 – Internship (3)
  • PUBH 496 – Independent Study (3)

Total: 37 credits


Note: The program requirements listed are for the current academic year. Past and future program requirements may differ. Visit the catalog website to access current and past catalogs.