Bachelor of Science with a Major in Public Health, Pre-Medical Professions Concentration

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

As a prerequisite to PUBH 2110, one of the following courses:
BISC 1005The Biology of Nutrition and Health
BISC 1006The Ecology and Evolution of Organisms
BISC 1007Food, Nutrition, and Service
BISC 1008Understanding Organisms through Service Learning
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
HONR 1033Honors Seminar: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery (Biology Only)
As a prerequisite to PUBH 2112 and PUBH 3135W:
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
As a prerequisite to PUBH 3130:
ECON 1011Principles of Economics I
As a prerequisite to PUBH 3131, one of the following statistics courses; STAT 1127 is preferred:
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
STAT 1111Business and Economic Statistics I
STAT 1127Statistics for the Biological Sciences
As prerequisites to PUBH 4140W and PUBH 4141, completion of the research methods selective and the following courses:
PUBH 3130Health Services Management and Economics
PUBH 3135WHealth Policy
Public health core courses
31 credits, including the research methods selective.
PUBH 1010First-Year Experience in Public Health *
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
PUBH 2110Public Health Biology
PUBH 2112Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion
PUBH 3130Health Services Management and Economics
PUBH 3131Epidemiology: Measuring Health and Disease
PUBH 3132Health and Environment
PUBH 3133Global Health and Development
PUBH 3135WHealth Policy
PUBH 4140WSenior Seminar
or PUBH 4141 Senior Seminar Community Needs Assessment
Research methods selective
3 credits from the following:
EHS 2107Theory and Practice of Research in a Clinical Setting
EXNS 3111Exercise and Nutrition Science Research Methods
PUBH 3152Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health
PUBH 3199Topics in Public Health (in topic Public Health Research Methods only)
Approved electives
12 credits in approved elective courses. No more than 9 credits may be taken through study abroad programs and/or domestic non-GW courses.
ANTH 3503Psychological Anthropology
ANTH 3504Illness, Healing, and Culture
ANTH 3513Anthropology of Human Rights
or ANTH 3513W Anthropology of Human Rights
AMST 3950Special Topics (Narrative Medicine in American History only)
BADM 4101Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
BIOC 3560Diet, Health, and Longevity
BISC 3450Evolutionary Medicine
or BISC 3450W Evolutionary Medicine
EHS 2107Theory and Practice of Research in a Clinical Setting
EHS 2109Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
EHS 2175Community Risk Management and Safety in EHS
EXNS 1114Community Nutrition
EXNS 1199Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (ONLY: Nutrition & Disease and International Nutrition)
EXNS 2116Exercise and Health Psychology
EXNS 2119Introduction to Nutrition Science
EXNS 2122Food Systems in Public Health
EXNS 2123Nutrition and Chronic Disease
EXNS 3995Undergraduate Research **
GEOG 1003Society and Environment
GEOG 2104Introduction to Cartography and GIS
GEOG 2127Population Geography
GEOG 2137Environmental Hazards
GEOG 3106Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
HIST 3363Race, Medicine, and Public Health
HLWL 1106Drug Awareness
HLWL 1109Human Sexuality
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness (Residential delivery only)
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics (Residential delivery only)
PHIL 2124Philosophies of Disability
PHIL 2125WPhilosophy of Race and Gender
PHIL 2281Philosophy of the Environment
PSYC 3128Health Psychology
PSYC 3199Current Topics in Psychology (Substance Abuse and Addictions only)
PUBH 1102History of Public Health
PUBH 2113Impact of Culture upon Health
PUBH 2114Environment, Health, and Development
PUBH 2117Service Learning in Public Health
PUBH 3115Global Health and Human Rights
PUBH 3116Global Health Systems Performance
PUBH 3136Health Law
PUBH 3137Global Public Health Nutrition
PUBH 3150Sustainable Energy and Environmental Health
PUBH 3151WCurrent Issues in Bioethics
PUBH 3199Topics in Public Health
PUBH 3201Introduction to Bioinformatics
PUBH 3202Introduction to Genomics
PUBH 3995Undergraduate Research **
PUBH 4201Practical Computing
PUBH 4202Bioinformatics Algorithms and Data Structures
STAT 2118Regression Analysis
STAT 2183Intermediate Statistics Lab/Packages
or STAT 2183W Intermediate Statistical Laboratory: Statistical Computing Packages
Pre-medical professional concentration requirements
The following courses (41 credits) are required for students in the pre-medical professional concentration. These credits are accounted for either by also fulfilling General Education requirements, thus counting toward both requirements; and/or counting as general electives. Students should consult a GWSPH undergraduate advisors for assistance in course selection.
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II
CHEM 2151Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2152Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2153Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2154Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
BISC 3261Introductory Medical Biochemistry
or CHEM 3165 Biochemistry I
MATH 1220Calculus with Precalculus I
or MATH 1221 Calculus with Precalculus II
PHYS 1011General Physics I
or PHYS 1012 General Physics II
PSYC 1001General Psychology
or SOC 1001 Introduction to Sociology

*Internal transfer students may be eligible to satisfy this requirement with course alternatives to PUBH 1010.  See program guide available from the GWSPH.

**A total of 6 credits may be taken in PUBH 3995. Students may apply up to 3 of those credits toward the major elective requirement.

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 exception.

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.