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Public Health Program Requirements

Fisher’s public health majors choose to earn either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree.

Applicants who wish to be considered for course exemptions will be individually reviewed as part of the application process.

B.S. in Public Health

All required and elective courses that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Required Courses – 54 credits

  • ANTH 238 – P5 Global Health (3)
  • ANTH 243 – P5 Ethnomedicine (3)
  • ANTH 260 – P4 Genetics, Health, and Human Variation (3)
  • BIOL 110 – SQ Science for Life (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • ECON 221 – SQ Statistics (3)
    • STAT 160 – P4 Introduction to Data Science (3)
  • PHIL 250C – P2 Bioethics (3)
  • PSYC 255 – P3 Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine (3)
  • PUBH 100 – Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • PUBH 205 – Nutrition and Community Health (3)
  • PUBH 311 – Health Literacy, Education, and Communication (3)
  • PUBH 320 – Public Health Policy (3)
  • PUBH 390 – Advanced Epidemiology (3)
  • PUBH 408 – Seminar in Regional Public Health Issues (3)
  • PUBH 410 – Community Health Service Learning (3)
  • SOCI 201 – SQ Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • SOCI 233 – Populations, Programs, and Health (3)
  • SOCI 333 – US Health Care and Comparative Systems (3)
  • SOCI 344 – Social Determinants of Health and Health Care (3)

Elective Courses - 9/12 credits

Choose THREE electives from the following group.

  • ANTH 241D – P3 Medical Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 320 – Disaster, Hazard, and Risk (3)
  • BIOL 107C – SQ Microbes and Disease (3)
  • BIOL 206 – SQ The Science of Aging (3)
  • ECON 224 – Economics of Healthcare (3)
  • LSPN 121/122 – Conversational Spanish for Health Professions I & II (6)
    (both courses equate to one elective)
  • Choose ONE:
    • LSPN 311 – Advanced Spanish I (3)
    • LSPN 312 – Advanced Spanish II (3)
  • PSYC 211 – P3 Society & Mental Illness (3)
  • SOCI 217D – Latino Health Care Issues (3)
  • SOCI 322 – Sociology of Aging and the Life Course (3)
  • PUBH 490 – Internship (3)

Total: 63–66 credits

B.A. in Public Health

All required and elective courses that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Required Courses – 33 credits

  • ANTH 238 – P5 Global Health (3)
  • ANTH 243 – P5 Ethnomedicine (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • ECON 221 – SQ Statistics (3)
    • STAT 160 – P4 Introduction to Data Science (3)
  • PHIL 250C – P2 Bioethics (3)
  • PUBH 100 – Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • PUBH 205 – Nutrition and Community Health (3)
  • PUBH 311 – Health Literacy, Education, and Communication (3)
  • PUBH 408 – Seminar in Regional Public Health Issues (3)
  • PUBH 410 – Community Health Service Learning (3)
  • SOCI 201 – SQ Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • SOCI 344 – Social Determinants of Health and Health Care (3)

Social and Behavioral Topics – 3 credits

Choose ONE elective from the following group.

  • ANTH 320 – Disaster, Hazard and Risk (3)
  • PSYC 211 – P3 Society and Mental Illness (3)
  • PSYC 255 – P3 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (3)
  • PUBH 490 – Internship (3)
  • SOCI 322 – Sociology of Aging and Life Course (3)

Multilingual Communities and Health – 3/6 credits

Choose ONE elective from the following group.

  • LSPN 121/122 – Conversational Spanish for Health Professions I & II (6)
    (both courses equate to one elective)
  • LSPN 311 – Advanced Spanish I (3)
  • LSPN 312 – Advanced Spanish II (3)
  • PUBH 490 – Internship (3)
  • SOCI 217D – Latino Health Care Issues (3)

Total: 39–42 credits


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.