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2017-2018 University 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


120 Credits Required

Concentration Required For Major


Behavioral Social Sciences Concentration - BSSC


  • BIOL 14600 - Introduction To Biology
  • or

  • BIOL 11000 - Fundamentals Of Biology I
  •  

  • 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


Global Health Concentration - GHLH


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

Health Policy & Management Concentration - HPMG


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

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 - 60 credits)


Electives (6 - 11 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Selective Lists


Humanities Core - 3 credits


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


Biostatistics/Communications & Informatics/Systems Thinking Concentration - BCIS


Environmental Health/Epidemiology/Public Health Biology Concentration - EHEP


Global Health Concentration - GHLH


Health Policy & Management Concentration - HPMG


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

17 Credits


16 - 17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


16 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

12 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 Credits


Notes


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

“C-” or better required in all HK courses.

At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework required at 30000 level or higher. PUBH includes 30 credits (if taken at Purdue).

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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