Public health ensures that policies and practices support healthy environments for communities to live, work, and play.
The program introduces the student to a broad spectrum of public health courses in a number of disciplines that broadly reflect the field including epidemiology, natural sciences, math, philosophy/religion, sociology, research, and health services. Seven of the courses are "core" courses that are shared with the Health Humanities program and the Health Analytics program, thus providing an interdisciplinary learning experience. The curriculum aligns with the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) standards. D’Youville has a 4+1 BS/MPH articulation agreement with Daemen University, wherein the BS is awarded by D'Youville University and the MPH is awarded by Daemen University.
The mission of the program is to prepare students to enter a diverse public health workforce in a variety of job placements, as well as to provide a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in related fields. It is grounded in an understanding of social determinants of health and health disparities and provides students with ample opportunity to engage in research and service learning through interaction with local as well as national public health organizations.
Public Health Program Requirements
|General Education Requirements||27|
|Public Health Major Requirements||51|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||24|
Public Health Major Requirements
|HAPH-110||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HUM-101||Introduction to Health Humanites||3|
|HUM-102||Cultural Studies in Healthcare||3|
|Undergraduate Statistics Course||3|
|Two Biological or Life Sciences Courses with Labs||8|
|HAPH-210||Introduction to Healthcare Systems||3|
|HAPH-308||Research Method for Healthcare Managers||3|
|or SOC-215||Research Methods in Sociology|
|or PSY-202||Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences|
|HAPH-303||Environmental Health and Policy||3|
|or HAPH-306||Population Health|
|or SOC-400||Social Epidemiology|
|HAPH-312||Health Education Program Planning And Evaluation||3|
|HAPH-410||Health Care Policy and Law||3|
General Education, Liberal Arts and Science and Free electives: 69
Minimum total credits required: 120
Good Academic Standing
To be in good academic standing in the public health program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50.
Students who are not in good academic standing will be placed on academic probation for their next (non-summer) semester. Students on academic probation will be limited to 13 credit hours during the semester they are on academic probation. Students will be removed from probation if they meet the requirements for good academic standing listed above. Students can remain on academic probation for two consecutive, non-summer, semesters.
Students will be dismissed from the public health program if they fail to remain in good academic standing after having been on academic probation during the immediate two preceding consecutive, non-summer, semesters.
Students will be eligible for a baccalaureate degree from the public health program if they:
- Fulfill all college and major curriculum requirements
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Earn a minimum of a C in program Capstone and Internship requirements
To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures which are available at www.dyc.edu/appeals.