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.
Core Requirements (28 units)
Health Education and Promotion Concentration (18 units)
Students in the Health Education and Promotion concentration explores theories and trends in health behaviors of individuals and communities, and learn to apply socioecological-based strategies for health education/promotion program planning, implementation and evaluation, as well as develop and practice skills in critical thinking, problem solving and communication. In addition, a focus on vulnerable populations and cultural competency is emphasized in the coursework to reduce health disparities and promote social justice and health equity.