The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 in core, elective, and concentration courses.1

Required
Public health core courses
34 credits in public health core courses, including the research methods selective.
PUBH 1010First-Year Experience in Public Health 2
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
PUBH 2110Public Health Biology
PUBH 2112Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion
PUBH 2142Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health
PUBH 3130Health Services Management and Economics
PUBH 3131Epidemiology
PUBH 3132Health and Environment
PUBH 3133Global Health and Development
PUBH 3135WHealth Policy
PUBH 4140WSenior Seminar
Research methods selective
One 3-credit course selected from the following:
PUBH 3152Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health
PUBH 3199Topics in Public Health (in topic Public Health Research Methods only)
EXNS 3111WExercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Methods
Electives
12 credits in approved elective courses. These credits may be accounted for by double counting courses taken to fulfill General Education and/or general elective requirements. Students should consult a GWSPH undergraduate advisors for assistance in course selection.

 See the list of preapproved electives for the BS in public health program.

Pre-health concentration requirements
Required courses
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II
EXNS 1110Applied Anatomy and Physiology I
EXNS 1111Applied Anatomy and Physiology II
BISC 2336
BISC 2337
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
MATH 1220Calculus with Precalculus I
or MATH 1221 Calculus with Precalculus II
or MATH 1231 Single-Variable Calculus I
or MATH 1232 Single-Variable Calculus II
PSYC 1001General Psychology
Selectives
Four courses selected from the following: 3
PHYS 1011General Physics I
PHYS 1012General Physics II
PSYC 2011Abnormal Psychology
or PSYC 2013 Developmental Psychology
EXNS 2119Introduction to Nutrition Science
CHEM 2151
CHEM 2153
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2152
CHEM 2154
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
PUBH 3151WCurrent Issues in Bioethics
or HSCI 2105 Current Issues in Bioethics
HSSJ 2171Child and Adolescent Development
HSSJ 2172Human Interactions: Adult Development
BISC 2207
BISC 2208
Genetics
and Genetics Laboratory
BISC 2322Human Physiology
BISC 3165Biochemistry I
or CHEM 3165 Biochemistry I
The required and selective credits for the concentration, above, may be accounted for by double counting courses taken to fulfill General Education and/or general elective requirements. Students should consult a GWSPH undergraduate advisors for assistance in course selection.

Additional guidance is provided in the program guide to assist in choosing selective courses based on common pre-health fields of interest.

*Students must take all required courses at GW unless an exception is granted by the GWSPH Dean of Undergraduate Programs. Permission is granted only if there are strong extenuating circumstances that call for such an exceptionAdditional guidance is provided in the program guide to assist in choosing selective courses, based on common pre-health fields of interest.

**If an internal transfer student has taken a course similar to PUBH 1010  in another program, the PUBH 1010 requirement is waived. In this case students should consult with their advisor. 

All students must comply with policies and procedures as outlined in University Regulations, GWSPH Regulations, and the program guide. Students should pay special attention to SPH requirements for completing human research training, completing 8 hours of professional enhancement activities, and passing the academic integrity quiz.