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Public Health Undergraduate Curriculum

Bachelor of Science - Major Course Requirements

Students should utilize the Public Health Registration Guide below to determine when classes are offered, to access course descriptions, and to find other advising resources.

The College of Public Health Curriculum is divided into the prerequisites, general education courses, and major courses (core courses, track courses, electives). For access to the curriculum guides and recommended four-year plans, please refer to the Curriculum homepage on the undergraduate dropdown above.

Required Core Courses

Minimum 33 units; grade of C or higher required

Course Number Title Units
ENGL 307
Or ENGL 308
Business Writing
Or Technical Writing
3
EPID/CPH 309 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
PHPM/CPH 310 Health Care in the U.S. 3
HPS/CPH 350 Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion 3
EHS/CPH 375 Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Health 3
BIOS/CPH 376 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
HPS/CPH 387 Health Disparities & Minority Health 3
HPS/CPH 433 Global Health 3
HPS/CPH 478 Public Health Nutrition 3
HPS/CPH 493A Field Work in Public Health 6
  • Select one Track Option and complete 12 units
  • Minimum 12 units; grade of D or higher required

TRACK OPTION 1: Environmental and Occupational Health Track

Select any 9 units and CPH 484 to complete the Environmental and Occupational Health track:**

Course Number Title Units
EHS/CPH 484 Fundamentals of Industrial and Environmental Health** 3
HPS/CPH 401  Introduction to Mapping for Public Health  3
EHS/CPH 418 Introduction to Health Risk Assessment 3
EHS/CPH 422 Safety Fundamentals 3
EHS/CPH 439A  Outbreaks and Environmental Microbiology:  Then to Now  3
EHS/CPH 489 Public Health Preparedness 3
**Note: EHS/CPH 484 is required for the Environmental and Occupational Health Track

TRACK OPTION 2: Health Promotion Track

Select any 12 units of the following courses to complete the Health Promotion track:

Course Number Title Units
HPS/CPH 400 Contemporary Community Health Problems 3
HPS/CPH 401 Introduction to Mapping for Public Health 3
HPS/CPH 403 Applications in Health Promotion 3
HPS/CPH 404 Fundamentals of Evaluation 3
HPS/CPH 481 Health Education Intervention Methods 3
HPS/CPH 497E Public Health for Community Wellness 2
HPS/CPH 497G Open Airways for Schools 3

TRACK OPTION 3: Health Deliveries Track

Select any 12 units of the following courses to complete the Health Deliveries track:

Course Number Title Units
HPS/CPH 405 Biology in Public Health Research 3
PHPM/CPH 407 Health Economics and Policy 3
HPS/CPH 412 Public Health Approaches to Mental Health Disorders in the U.S. 3
PHPM/CPH 415 Strategic Planning 3
PHPM/CPH 458 Health Care Marketing 3

TRACK OPTION 4: Global Health Track

Select any 12 units of the following courses to complete the Global Health track:**

Course Number Title Units
HPS/CPH 401 Introduction to Mapping for Public Health 3
HPS/CPH 404 Fundamentals of Evaluation 3
HPS/CPH 416 The World's Food and Health 3
EPID/CPH 479 Infections and Epidemics 3
HPS/CPH 400-level 400 400-400-level Public Health Study Abroad Credits 3-6

Additional Curriculum Information & Requirements

Upper Division Public Health Electives
Minimum 9 units; grade of D or higher required consult with a MEZCOPH undergraduate academic advisor
General Electives
Minimum 14-15 units
To enroll in 400 Level Courses, you must be admitted to the full professional public health major or public health minor.
 

 

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