A degree in public health will give the student a broad understanding of the public health field, while allowing students to gain experience in focused specialties of public health practice. By completing the public health core, students will have skills to understand basic public health functions such as monitoring and assessing the health of communities, identifying health problems and priorities, and implementing evidence-based strategies to promote population health. The required curriculum was designed to build student knowledge and skill in 11 Public Health Competency Domains identified by the Counsel on Public Health Education (CEPH). See the following site for more information (https://media.ceph.org/wp_assets/2016.Criteria.pdf)
It is highly recommended that General Studies and Support Courses be completed prior to enrolling in Public Health courses. The support courses for this degree are the following:
Students must earn a grade of "C- or higher" in all courses required for the major in order to progress through the program. Courses with grades of less than "C-" must be repeated prior to the student taking any other courses for which the first course is a prerequisite.
We recommend that you meet with a Department of Health Professions advisor once per semester, prior to registration, or, at least once a year. Advisors can help plan your schedule or courses, review Degree Progress reports, discuss minors, assess your status regarding graduation requirements, and provide career counseling, etc.