Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Public Health, General Studies Concentration, B.S.


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(120 UNITS)

Bachelor of Science in Public Health


The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health prepares students for careers across a broad spectrum of health-related careers, as well as for those who seek quality preparation for advanced study. Through required coursework, students develop skills and knowledge in environmental health, epidemiology, health systems, program planning, and data analysis and research. 

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information. All courses applied toward the major must be completed with a “C-” (1.7) or better and must be taken for a letter grade. The exception is PUBH 349L , which is offered credit/no credit.

General Studies Concentration (18 units)


The General Studies concentration provides a foundational undergraduate public health education that can be tailored to the specific interests of students and allows for exploring the multiple dimensions of public health.

Required (9 units)


Any 400-level Public Health (PUBH) course not used to fulfill core requirements.

Electives (9 units)


Any 300- or 400-level Public Health (PUBH) courses not used to fulfill core requirements or required concentration courses may be used to fulfill 9 units of electives. Up to three units from other departments, listed below, may be used to fulfill elective requirements.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)


In order to satisfy the upper-division writing requirement of the university, Public Health majors must pass ENGL 301  or ENGL 360  with a “C” (2.0) or better. Please see additional information provided in this catalog on the writing requirement.

Total (120 units)


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