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Public Health Major (BS) Requirements

 

Due to the phased implementation of new courses for this program, the first graduating class in Public Health is expected to be in academic year 2015-2016. New courses will come on line each term, beginning Spring 2013, but please note that the full curriculum will not be available until the program has completed its initial four-year cycle.
 
All Public Health majors are required to achieve a GPA of at least 2.8 by their Junior year and maintain it throughout their time in the program.

General Education

Art Elective
Creative Arts 3
BIO 1400/1405 Biological Science/prerequisite 3
CHEM 1600/1605 Physical Science/prerequisite 3
CMS 1200 Public Speaking 3
CQL Colloquium 6
ENGL 1004 Composition 3
ENGL 3200 Research & Writing 3
FYE First Year Experience 6
PHIL 3109 Healthcare Ethics 3
     or PHIL 1109
PSY 1100 Social Science /prerequisite 3
     or HCS 1101
PSY 3187 Quantitative Reasoning/prerequisite 4
     or Math 2400
RELN Electives Religion 6
Total General Education 46 units

 

Core Courses

BIO 1550 Nutrition 3
BIO 3340/3345 Epidemiology 4
ENSC 2000/2005 Environmental Issues 3
PH 2000 Human Health and Disease 3
PH 2001 Foundations of Public Health 3
     or PH 3001
PH 3100 Principals of Global Health 3
PH 3110 Multicultural Perspectives in Health 3
PH 32003 Health Delivery/Health Organizations 3
PH 3201 Health Policy, Politics & Law 3
PH 3300 Principles of Health Education/Promotion 3
PH 3400 Health Data Analysis 3
PH 4101 Public Health Program Planning/Admin 3
PH 4202 Public Health Evaluation 3
PH 4200 Contemporary Health Problems 3
PH 4300 Public Health Careers 1
PH 4701 Senior Thesis 3
PH 4996 Internship: Public Health 4
PH 4996 Elective Internship (optional) (2)
PHIL 3510 Self, Community and Service 3
     or PHIL 3520
Upper Division Electives See List 6
Total Core Courses 60 units
Total GE and Core Courses 106 units

 

Upper Division Electives:
Select at least 6 units from the following: 6

BIO 3300


Health and Wellness Pedagogy
BIO 3400
Physical Education Movement, Fitness and Well-Being
BIO 4610/4615
Biological Data Analysis with Lab
BUS 3051
Leadership in Individuals, Organizations, & Society
BUS 3909
Negotiating for Success
BUS 3917
Project Management
BUS 4075
Leadership Theory
CMS 3605
Communicating Across Cultures
CMS 3607
Interpersonal Communication
EDUC 4000
Education and Culture
HCS 1103/3103
Problems of Contemporary Society
HCS 3101
Sociology
PH 3500
Health Communication
POL 3300
State and Local Politics
PSY 3002
Effective Communication
PSY 3034
Behavioral Coaching
PSY 3120
Child & Adolescent Development
PSY 3121
Adult Development and Aging
PSY 3122
Lifespan Development
PSY 3160
Social Psychology
PSY 4005
Health Psychology
PSY 4013
Human Sexuality
SPAN 1111
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals I

 

SPAN 1112
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals II

 

Public Health Major (BS) Additional Course Requirements

Students will need 18 units of additional coursework (16 if they complete the elective internship) in order to meet the 124 unit graduation requirement. These units can be used to fulfill requirements for a minor in a field of interest. 

 

Public Health Major (BS) Minor Requirements

Due to the phased implementation of new courses for this program, the first academic year in which a Public Health Minor is expected to be completed is academic year 2014 - 2015. New courses will come on line each term, beginning Spring, 2013 but please note that the full curriculum will not be available until the program has completed its initial three-year cycle. 

Minor Requirements:
BIO 3340/3345 Epidemiology 4

PH 2000


Human Health and Disease 3
PH 2001
Foundations of Public Health 3
     or PH 3001

PH 3100
Principles of Global Health 3
PH 3200
Health Delivery Systems/Organizations 3
PH 3201
Health Policy, Politics and Law 3



 

Recommended Electives:
Select at least 3 units from the following: 3

PH 3100


Multicultural Perspectives in Health
PH 3300
Principles of Health Education & Promotion
PH 3400
Public Health of Data Analysis
PH 3500
Health Communication

 

Total Public Health Minor


 

22 units

Contact

Lynne Marie LoPresto

Public Health Program Director

Lynne.lopresto@dominican.edu

(415) 482-2464

 


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