Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program prepares students for professional positions in public health agencies, community-based organizations, health care, tribal health, and international organizations. The curriculum is competency based in compliance with standards set by the Council on Education for Public Health and by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) national examination administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Requirements (68 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.S. in Public Health

(Program Code: PBHL)

Lower-division requirements - includes 4 GE units: (14)
HSCI 1100Problem Solving Skills for Health Science1
HSCI 1200Health and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach3
HSCI 1200LHealth and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach Lab1
HSCI 2200Introduction to Public Health3
HSCI 2202Software Applications in the Health Sciences3
HSCI 2203Introduction to Statistics in Health Sciences3
Upper-division requirements: (42)
HSCI 3200Foundations of Public Health Education3
HSCI 3201Health Behavior3
HSCI 3202Topics in Environmental and Occupational Health3
HSCI 3203Global Health3
HSCI 3204Public Health Nutrition3
HSCI 3205Biostatistics for Health Science3
HSCI 3206Public Health Law and Ethics3
HSCI 3207Social Determinants of Health3
HSCI 3208Introduction to Professional Development and Communication3
HSCI 4200Health Administration 3
HSCI 4202Epidemiology3
HSCI 4203 Public Health Program Planning and Implementation3
HSCI 4204Research Methods and Evaluation in Public Health3
HSCI 4205Advanced Professional Writing in Public Health 3
Capstone Experience (3)
Three units chosen from:3
Community Service Project in Public Health
Field Experience in Health Science
Field Experience in Health Science
Honors Thesis for Public Health
Electives (9)
Nine units chosen from:9
Infectious Disease Burden in U.S.
Chronic Disease Burden in U.S.
Drug and Alcohol Issues
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Cultural Competency
Mental Health Issues in Public Health
Topics about Special Populations
Independent Study for Public Health
Independent Study for Public Health
Independent Study for Public Health
Total Units68