Jun 02, 2020
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Health Science Pre-Professional/Public Health Concentration, BS
About the Program
The Health Science Pre-Professional (HSPP) programs are designed to prepare students for entry into professional schools in a wide arena of health-related professions. Building a solid foundation in the Sciences and Humanities prepares our undergraduates for the challenges of pursuing a career in the diverse and ever-changing healthcare industry. Due to the thoughtful design of our curriculum, students take similar coursework the first two years of enrollment, allowing the flexibility of switching from one HSPP program to another. The most outstanding feature of HSPP is that the course requirements for entry into professional school are incorporated into the plans of study, resulting in no extra coursework for our undergraduates.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Public Health Concentration is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
HSPP - PUBH
Public Health Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (26-27 credits)
Written Communication and Information Literacy
Fulfills 1 Science Core Course
Fulfills 1 Science Core Course
- select from University list - Credit Hours: 3.00
Science, Technology & Society
Required Courses for Public Health (76 credits)
Public Health Selectives - select from list (9 credits)
All students must complete 32 credits of 300 level or higher courses at Purdue for graduation.
120 credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
Public Health Selectives List
(*Highly recommended courses)
120 credit hours required
Fall 1st Year
Freshman Year First Semester
Spring 1st Year
Fall 2nd Year
Sophomore Year Third Semester
Spring 2nd Year
Fall 3rd Year
Junior Year Fifth Semester
Spring 3rd Year
Fall 4th Year
Senior Year Seventh Semester
Spring 4th Year
University Foundations Learning Outcome List
*(BSS) Behavioral/Social Science- 1 course
*(H) Humanities - 1 course
*(OC) Oral Communication - 1 course
*(QR) Quantitative Reasoning - 1 course
*(S) Science - 2 courses
*(IL) Information Literacy - 1 course
*(STS) Science, Technology, & Society) - 1 course
*(WC) Written Communication - 1 course
Purdue students must complete 32 credit hours of 300 level or above courses for graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Student is responsible for completing and fulfilling all graduation requirements.
**Choose one course (SOC 57200 or SOC 57400 ) to complete this requirement.
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.
Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired. However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.
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