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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, BS


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About the Program

The Public Health major prepares students to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs for individuals, groups, and populations in a variety of settings that include worksites, hospitals, schools, and communities. As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, training a highly skilled public health workforce is becoming a much greater priority. Courses in this major introduce students to the five core public health competency areas (Behavioral Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management). An internship at a worksite or in a clinical, community, or government public health setting is part of the curriculum. The goal of the program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of public health areas. Some students choose to pursue graduate or professional education in areas such as public health (e.g., a Master of Public Health is offered by the Department), nursing, occupational (OT) or physical therapy (PT), and medicine.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Public Health  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

HK-BS
PUBH
120 Credits

Concentration Required For Major


Behavioral Social Sciences Concentration - BSSC


  • BIOL 14600 - Introduction To Biology
  • Intro Course - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BSSC Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BSSC Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BSSC Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BSSC Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00

Biostatistics/Communications & Informatics/Systems Thinking Concentration - BCIS


  • CGT 14100 - Internet Foundations Technologies And Development
  • BCIS Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BCIS Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BCIS Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BCIS Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BCIS Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00

Environmental Health/Epidemiology/Public Health Biology Concentration - EHEP


Health Policy & Management Concentration - HPMG


Global Health Concentration - GHLH


  • Intro Course - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CHLH Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CHLH Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CHLH Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CHLH Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CHLH Concentration Selective - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00

Interdisciplinary Concentration - INTC (by approval only)


  • Intro Course - approved by Public Health Faculty - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Intro Course - approved by Public Health Faculty - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • INTC Concentration Selective - approved by Public Health Faculty - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • INTC Concentration Selective - approved by Public Health Faculty - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • INTC Concentration Selective - approved by Public Health Faculty - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • INTC Concentration Selective - approved by Public Health Faculty - Credit Hours: 3.00

Required Courses in Other Departments (56-60 credits)


Electives (14-20 credits)


Requirements


Students must earn a “C-” or better in all HK courses.

At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework required at 30000 level or higher.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

32 Credits @ 30000 Level*


PUBH HK Courses* 16-19
ENGL 42000 *, ENGL 42100 *, or ENGL 42201 * 3
STAT 30100 * 3

* Assuming no transfer credits.

Selective List


Humanities Core - 3 credits


University Foundational Learning Outcomes List:

https://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Culture & Diversity Selective List - 3 credits


Other Languages - 6 credits from one language


American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Behavioral Social Sciences Concentration - BSSC


BSSC Concentration Selectives - 12 credits


Biostatistics/Communications & Informatics/Systems Thinking Concentration - BCIS


Environmental Health/Epidemiology/Public Health Biology Concentration - EHEP


EHEP Concentration Selectives - 12 credits


Health Policy & Management Concentration - HPMG


HPMG Concentration Selectives - 12 credits


Global Health Concentration - GHLH


GHLH Concentration Selectives - 15 credits


Interdisciplinary Concentration - INTC (by approval only)


Intro Course Selectives - 6 credits


Course selections determined in consultation with Public Health faculty

INTC Concentration Selectives - 12 credits


Course selections determined in consultation with Public Health faculty

Note


1 Behavioral Social Sciences Concentration
2 Biostatistics/Communications & Informatics/Systems Thinking Concentration
3 Environmental Health/Epidemiology/Public Health Biology Concentration
4 Global Health Concentration
5 Health Policy & Management Concentration|
6 Leadership/Policy Selective
7 Psychology Selective
8 Sociology Selective

17 Credits


16-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


18 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 - 18 Credits


16 - 17 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


17 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HK 46500 - Research Methods
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00

15 - 18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


1 Credit


Note: Students typically do their internship during the summer after their third or fourth year. Doing so allows them to take coursework during this semester and lighter loads in previous semesters.

Note


* Satisfies a University Foundational Learning Outcome

Students must earn a “C-” or higher in all required HK courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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