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Public Health Undergraduate Curriculum

Bachelor of Science - Major Course Requirements

Students should speak with their academic advisor for information on course pre-requisites, course sequencing, and other course information.

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

Required Core Courses

Grade of C or higher required

Course Number Title Units
PSIO 201
Or PSIO 380
Anatomy & Physiology 
Or Fundamentals of Human Physiology
4
ENGL 307
Or ENGL 308
Business Writing
Or Technical Writing
3
EPID 309 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
PHPM 310 Health Care in the U.S. 3
HPS 350 Principles of Health Education & Health Promotion 3
EHS 375 Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Health 3
BIOS 376 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
HPS 387 Health Disparities & Minority Health 3
HPS 433 Global Health 3
HPS 478 Public Health Nutrition 3
HPS 493A Field Work in Public Health 6
  • Select one Subplan Option 
  • Minimum 12 units; grade of D or higher required

SUBPLAN OPTION 1: Environmental and Occupational Health 

Select any 9 units and EHS484 to complete the Environmental and Occupational Health subplan:**

Course Number Title Units
EHS 484 Fundamentals of Industrial and Environmental Health** 3
HPS 401  Introduction to Mapping for Public Health  3
EHS 418 Introduction to Health Risk Assessment 3
EHS 422 Safety Fundamentals 3
EHS 426 Topics in Environmental Justice 3
EHS 439A  Outbreaks and Environmental Microbiology:  Then to Now  3
EHS 489 Public Health Preparedness 3
**Note: EHS 484 is required for the Environmental and Occupational Health subplan

SUBPLAN OPTION 2: Health Promotion 

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

Course Number Title Units
HPS 400 Contemporary Community Health Problems 3
HPS 401 Introduction to Mapping for Public Health 3
HPS 403 Applications in Health Promotion 3
HPS 404 Fundamentals of Evaluation 3
HPS 481 Health Education Intervention Methods 3
HPS 497E Public Health for Community Wellness 2
HPS 497G Open Airways for Schools 1

SUBPLAN OPTION 3: Health Systems

Select any 12 units of the following courses to complete the Health Systems subplan:

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

SUBPLAN OPTION 4: Global Health 

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

Course Number Title Units
HPS 401 Introduction to Mapping for Public Health 3
HPS 404 Fundamentals of Evaluation 3
HPS 416 The World's Food and Health 3
EPID 479 Infections and Epidemics 3
HPS 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 College of Public Health academic advisor
General Electives
Minimum 14-15 units
To enroll in 400 level public health courses, students must be admitted to the full professional public health major or public health minor.
 

 

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