Sep 28, 2023  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 Archived Bulletin

Public Health, B.A.

Kate Cooper, Ph.D., Chair

General Education 36-39 credits
Major 59-62 credits
General Elective 19-25 credits

The B. A. in Public Health is for students who have an interest in the sociocultural aspects of health. Students may be interested in work focusing on health education and promotion, public health policy and administration, public health nursing, or non-profit/governmental work.

Student Learning Outcomes - Public Health

  1. Describe the philosophy, history and core values, concepts, functions of public health.
  2. Describe the scientific foundations of biological and life sciences as they relate to human health and disease.
  3. Describe the environmental, socio-economic, cultural, psychological, and behavioral contributions that impact human health and health disparities locally and globally.
  4. Utilize research tools, including data collection and use, analysis, and statistics and evidence-based approaches to ethically investigate public health issues.
  5. Explain characteristics of U.S. public policy related to healthcare.
  6. Describe fundamental concepts and processes of project implementation, including planning, assessment and evaluation for addressing the major health needs and concerns of a population.
  7. Identify the intended audience and needs and utilize appropriate communication techniques for public health issues.
  8. Utilize project management principles to plan, assess, and evaluate projects related to public health.

General Education Requirements


Requirements for the major in Public Health (B.A.):

Data and Statistics Requirement

Additional Recommended Exploring Classes: