Coursework for the university general education requirement in the bachelor of science in public health is distributed as follows:
- Communication—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing-in-the-disciplines (WID) courses;
- Critical Analysis in the Humanities—one approved course in humanities that involves critical thinking skills;
- Quantitative Reasoning—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics;
- Scientific Reasoning—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry; and,
- Critical Analysis in the Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences
Please visit the university general education requirement page for a list of qualifying courses.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 155 credits, including 19 credits in University General Education requirements; 34 credits in public health core courses including 10 graduate crossover credits; 9 credits in undergraduate public health electives; 58 credits in additional electives; and 35 credits in selected program-specific and graduate electives.
|Public health core requirements and graduate course substitutions
|22 credits in undergraduate public health core courses, including the research methods selectives
|First-Year Experience in Public Health
|Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
|Public Health Biology
|Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health
|Health Services Management and Economics
|Global Health and Development
|One 3-credit research methods selective selected from the following:
|Topics in Public Health (Research Methods in Public Health topic only)
|Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Methods
|Graduate courses shared between programs (12 credits):
|Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
|Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
|Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
|Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health
|Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I
|Public health guided electives (12 credits)
|12 credits in public health guided electives selected from the approved list of courses.
|Additional MPH required core course (11 credits)
|These courses are in addition to the above MPH courses shared between programs:
|MPH Applied Practice Experience
|Fundamentals of Public Health Program Evaluation
|Fundamentals of Health Policy (BSPH students receiving an A- or better in PUBH 3135W may waive/replace this course with an approved graduate elective)
|Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II
|Interprofessional Education Experience
|Culminating Experience (or other CE or Capstone for specific MPH program)
Refer to the program guide for the dual BS in public health-MPH program for specific rules regarding course substitutions that may be applicable as well as course scheduling issues. Also, the relevant MPH program guide is the best source of information for program-specific graduation requirements. The undergraduate BS/MPH program advisor and mph faculty advisors are available to support individual curriculum planning.
|Successful completion of a total of 153 credits in undergraduate and graduate courses..
|Successful completion of the undergraduate degree, graduate core courses, and MPH program-specific coursework.
|Achievement of an overall 3.0 (B) grade-point average in graduate-level coursework.
|Completion of the degrees within five years of matriculation into the dual degree program.
|In accordance with undergraduate and graduate established policies- see student handbooks.
|Students must comply with all policies and procedures outlined in University Regulations, SPH regulations, the SPH Undergraduate Handbook and the SPH Graduate Handbook. *