Public Health Majors

Requirements for the Public Health Major

If you will graduate between 2016-2018...

52 hours: Core (28), electives (24). At least two elective courses at 300 level or above.

Core Courses for the major

  • PH-101 Survey of Public Health (offered Fall and Spring)
  • PH-211 Principles of Epidemiology (offered Fall and Spring)
  • PH-311 Global Health (Spring)
  • PH-331 Environmental Health (Fall) OR PH-332 Health Policy (Spring)
  • BIO-110 Cell and Animal Biology (offered Fall and Spring)
  • PH-240 Medical Anthropology (Spring)
  • MAT-115 Elementary Statistics (offered Fall and Spring) OR PSY-206 Research Statistics

*PH 101 and MAT-115 are pre-requisites for PH 211. We recommend that you take them in your first year if you are considering a PH major.

*PH 211 is a pre-requisite for PH 311. 

If you will graduate in the Spring of 2019 or later... 

52 hours: Core (32), electives (20). At least two elective courses at 300 level or above.

Core Courses for the major

  • PH-101 Survey of Public Health  (offered Fall and Spring)
  • PH-211 Principles of Epidemiology (offered Fall and Spring) 
  • PH-311 Global Health (Spring) 
  • PH-331 Environmental Health (Fall)  OR PH-332 Health Policy (Spring)
  • BIO-110 Cell and Animal Biology (Fall)
  • PH-240 Medical Anthropology (Spring)
  • MAT-115 Elementary Statistics (offered Fall and Spring) OR PSY-206 Research Statistics
  • PH-375 Public Health Design and Evaluation (semester TBD, This is the public health capstone course)

*PH 101 and MAT-115 are pre-requisites for PH 211. We recommend that you take them in your first year if you are considering a PH major.

*PH 211 is a pre-requisite for PH 311. 

The list of electives for the PH major are the same for all graduation years.

Electives for the Public Health Major

  • PH/ESS-202 Public and Environmental Health Communication (Spring)
  • PH/WS-225 Topics in Women’s Health (Spring)
  • PH-295 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Public Health Problems (formerly PH-226) (Fall)
    • Topic for Fall 2016: Maternal and Reproductive Health
  • PH-331 Environmental Health (if not taken to satisfy core) (Fall)
  • PH-332 Health Policy (if not taken to satisfy core) (Spring)
  • PH/ECO-345 Health Economics
  • PH 350 - Anthropology of Violence (offered every other year)
  • PH-370 Public Health Internship Seminar (Fall)
  • PH 372 Affordable and Sustainable Healthcare Technologies (not offered every year)
  • PH-375 Public Health Design and Evaluation (Spring)
  • PH-395 Topics in Public Health
  • PH-410 Directed Reading in Public Health (independent study)
  • PH 440 Directed Research in Public Health (independent research)
  • PH-450 Internship in Public Health
  • AS-170 African American Culture and Social Institutions
  • ANT-101 Cultural Anthropology or SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology
  • ANT/REL/AS-219 Trans-Atlantic Voodoo
  • ANT 245 Marriage, Sexuality and Power in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANT-301 Contemporary Cultures and Controversies in Latin America
  • ANT-340 Worlds of Culture: Global Ethnography
  • ANT-350 Anthropology of Violence
  • ANT-354 Human Culture in Anthropological Perspective
  • ANT-371 Women, Health and Society
  • ANT/REL/AS-380 Culture and Ethnography of Africa
  • ANT/SOC-390 Foundations of Social Research
  • ANT/SOC-391 Special Areas in Social Science Inquiry
  • BIO-111 Integrative Biology II
  • BIO-250 Foundations of Neuroscience I
  • BIO-260 Bioinformatics
  • BIO-240 Vertebrate Biology
  • BIO-201 Microbiology
  • BIO-220 Genetics
  • BIO-216 Molecular Biology
  • BIO-317 Immunology
  • BUS-202 Introduction to Organizational Management
  • BUS-211 Financial Accounting
  • BUS-212 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS-240 Business and Society
  • BUS-320 Nonprofit Organizations
  • CHE-150 Intro to Chemistry
  • CHE-240 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE-270 Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CHE-280 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • CHE-350 Organic Chemistry III
  • ECO-104 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECO-105 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ESS-101 Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • ESS-395 Topics in Global Environmental Health (when topic is related to public health)
  • MAT-130/PHY-130 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • MAT-325 Mathematical Models and Applications
  • PHI-106 Bioethics
  • POL-313 Gender Politics
  • POL-322 Theories of Development
  • POL-329 Issues on Global Migration
  • PSY-101 Introductory Psychology: Biological Foundation and Cognitive Processes
  • PSY-102 Introductory Psychology: Development, Social Behavior and Individual Differences
  • PSY-202 Psychology of Sexual Behavior
  • PSY-205 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY-207 Research Design and Methods
  • PSY-312 Abnormal Psychology
  • REL-125 Introduction to Human Rights
  • REL/ANT-214 Anthropology of Religion: Myth, Ritual, and Symbol
  • SOC-221 Social Problems in Global Contexts
  • SOC-230 Race, Class, Gender
  • SOC-325 Urban Lives
  • SPA-370 Topics in Latino Literature (when topic is Illness, Healing & Motherhood)
  • WS-263 Woman and International Human Rights Law