Public Health B.S. Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan for the Public Health major should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university core requirements.

First YearUnits
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)3  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Select from: HIST 2003, HIST 2013, PLSC 2003)3  
SOCI 2013 General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (or Social Science State Minimum Core, except PSYC 2003 (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4:
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
Fine Arts or Humanities State Minimum Core Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)1  3
PBHL 1103 Personal Health and Safety2  3
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition  3
Choose one of the following courses with lab to satisfy General Education Outcome 3.4:
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
or CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L
or CHEM 1073 and CHEM 1071L
Year Total: 16 16
Second YearUnits
PBHL 1203 Prevention of Drug Abuse
or PBHL 1303 Introduction to Human Sexuality
ENGL 3053 Technical and Professional Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)3  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  
BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
& BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab)
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
or ESRM 2403 Statistics in Nursing
PBHL 2663 Terminology for the Health Professions  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)  3
PBHL 3443 Introduction to Public Health  3
General Electives  3
PBHL 3202 Health Care and Public Health Policy (Satisfies General Education Outcome 5.1)  2
Year Total: 16 14
Third YearUnits
PBHL 3643 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation3  
PBHL 4613 Principles of Epidemiology3  
PSYC 3093 Developmental Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 2103)3  
Fine Arts or Humanities State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)13  
PBHL 1303 Introduction to Human Sexuality
or PBHL 1203 Prevention of Drug Abuse
PBHL 4643 Multicultural Health (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2)1  3
PBHL 3041 Undergraduate Pre-Internship (Undergraduate Pre-Internship)  1
BIOL 2443 Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture)
& BIOL 2441L Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab)
General Elective  5
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)1  3
Year Total: 15 16
Fourth YearUnits
BIOL 2213 Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture)
& BIOL 2211L Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab)
PBHL 4603 Health Behavior: Theories and Application3  
General Elective7  
PBHL 4043 Internship in Public Health (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)3  3
SCWK 4183 Social Work With Elders
or SCWK 3163 On Death and Dying
General Elective  7
Year Total: 14 13
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Students must complete the  State Minimum Core requirements as outlined in the Catalog of Studies. The courses that meet the state minimum core also fulfill many of the university's General Education requirements, although there are additional considerations to satisfy the general education learning outcomes. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic adviser when making course selections. 


 Course requires C or better for degree award.


 If a student earns a "D", "F", or "W" in this course, the course must be repeated. The course must be passed on the second attempt (i.e., "A", "B", or "C"). If a student earns a "D", "F", or "W" in a second attempt, the student will be unable to obtain their degree in Public Health.