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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, Public Health Nutrition 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.

Public Health Nutrition Concentration (18 units)

The Public Health Nutrition (PHN) concentration focuses on applying nutrition concepts while integrating social context and structural factors to improve population health and reduce disease. Students will be trained to identify the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and structural factors that lead to nutrition-related health problems including undernutrition and overnutrition among diverse populations. Students will also learn to design, implement, and evaluate global, national, state, and local programs that can improve the nutritional status of the population as a whole and of vulnerable populations.

The concentration does not include a dietetic internship and does not prepare students to sit for the Registered Dietitian Exam.

Electives (9 units)

Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)

Must pass with a “C” (2.0) or better. See Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree for additional information on the writing requirement.

Total (120 units)

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