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.
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.
Public Health Program Requirements
|General Education Requirements||30|
|Public Health Major Requirements||46-49|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||44|
Public Health Major Requirements
|CHE-102L||General Chemistry Laboratory II||3|
| Chemistry for Health Sciences II|
and Chemistry for the Health Sciences Lab
|BIO-108||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIO-108L||Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab||1|
|PH-110||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|MAT-123||Introduction to Applied Statistics||4|
|MAT-124||Intermediate Applied Statistics||4|
|HSM-210||Introduction to Healthcare Systems||3|
|SOC-215||Research Methods in Sociology||3|
|or HSM-308||Research Method for Healthcare Managers|
|HSM-312||Health Edu Program Planning & Evaluation||3|
|or PH-306||Population Health|
|or PH-382||Managerial Epidemiology|
|HSM-410||Health Care Policy and Law||3|
|HSM-414||Project Planning & Management||3|
|or HSM-325||Management in Healthcare|
Students who chose to take Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHE-111), Chemistry for Health Sciences II (CHE-112), Chemistry for the Health Sciences Lab (CHE-113L) must take an additional approved elective to meet the 120 graduation requirement.
Approved Major Electives
|Select four of the following:||12-15|
|Drugs and Disease|
and Microbiology Lab
|American Environmental History|
|Health Information Management|
|Health, Illness and Society|
Minimally four electives are required (12 credits) for the major. At least three must be at the 300-400 level. Check the current college catalog to ensure that you meet the prerequisites for the intended course.
General Education and Liberal Arts and Science electives: 62-68
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 health analytics 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.