Degree Requirements: Health Sciences and Public Health (2016-17 Catalog)

Health Sciences Major Requirements 

Major Program Requirements

  • BI 171 & 172 Biological Principles I & II
  • CH 101 & 102 General Chemistry or CH 111 & CH112 Essentials of Chemistry and Organic and Biochemistry 
  • HS 198 Introduction to Health Sciences
  • HS 230 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HS 303 Public Health Nutrition
  • HS 307 Evidence Based Research Methods in Health Sciences (WI)
  • HS 335 Health Policy, Management and Issues: National and Global Perspectives (ND/GD)
  • HS 405 Senior Seminar (WI)
  • HS 415 Internship (1–6 credits)
  • MA 207 Statistics
  • PHIL 208 Bioethics
    • or PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics
    • or TH 222 Health Care Ethics
    • or TH 254 Theology and Science
    • or PHIL 107 Ethics
  • PSY 105 General Psychology

Other Program Requirements (12 required credits)

Choose from these courses depending on pre-professional or graduate school interests (e.g. public health) and requirements:

  • BI 201 & 202 Anatomy and Physiology
  • BI 214 General Microbiology or BI 305 Microbiology
  • BI 281 Genetics
  • BI 311 Ecology
  • BI 382 Cell Biology
  • CH 285 Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  • CH 301 & 302 Organic Chemistry
  • PHYS 201 & 202 Physics I & II

Recommended Courses

Although not required for the major, these courses are recommended, depending on interest and pre-professional course program requirements.

  • CO 360 Health Communication
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communication
  • CO 206 Small Group Communication
  • GIS 110 Introduction to GIS
  • HS 325 Kinesiology
  • HS 413 Exercise Physiology
  • HS 329 Public Health and the Environment
  • PH 330 Public Health Promotion and Methods (GD or ND)
  • PH 333 Public Health Theory and Practice
  • PO 260 Health Politics and Policy
  • PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 308 Health Psychology

Other PSY courses, dependent on interest

  • SO 101 Intro to Sociology
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology
  • Business, Management courses, dependent on interest

Public Health Major Requirements 

Major Program Requirements

  • BI 102 Human Biology
  • ENWR 303 Grant Writing (WI)
  • LAS 102 Activity Courses
  • HS 198 Introduction to Health Sciences
  • HS 230 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HS 303 Public Health Nutrition
  • HS 307 Evidence Based Research Methods in Health Sciences (WI)
  • HS 329 Public Health and the Environment
  • HS 335 Health Policy, Management and Issues: National and Global Perspectives (ND or GD)
  • MA 207 Statistics or MA 315 Probability and Statistics
  • PH 330 Public Health Promotion and Methods (ND or GD)
  • PH 333 Public Health Theories and Practice
  • PH 405 Senior Seminar (WI)
  • PH 410 Management of Health Promotion Programs
  • PH 415 Internship (1–6 credits)
  • PHIL 208 Bioethics
    • or PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics
    • or TH 222 Health Care Ethics
    • or TH 254 Theology and Science
    • or PHIL 107 Ethics
  • PSY 105 General Psychology

Recommended Courses (depending on interest)

  • CO 206 Small Group Communication
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communication
  • CO 360 Communication & Well-Being
  • GIS 110 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 308 Health Psychology

Additional Psychology courses depending on interests

  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology
  • Business Management courses
  • HPE courses

Public Health Minor Requirements

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses (9 credits):

  • PH 330 Public Health Promotion and Methods (ND or GD) or PH 333 Public Health Theories and Practice

Two additional foundation courses from above and/or the following:

  • HS 230 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HS 303 Public Health Nutrition
  • HS 329 Public Health and the Environment
  • HS 335 Health Policy, Management, and Issues: National and Global Perspectives (ND or GD)

Electives

A minimum of four courses (12/13 credits) from the following approved  electives; additional foundation courses may also be used:

  • BI 102 Human Biology
  • CO 360 Health Communications
  • GIS 110 Intro to GIS
  • ENWR 303 Grant Writing (WI)
  • ES 121 Environmental Science
  • HS 307 Evidenced Based Research Methods in Health Sciences (WI)
  • PH 410 Management of Health Promotion Programs
  • PHIL 107 Ethics
  • PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 208 Bioethics
  • PO 260 Health Politics and Policy
  • PSY 308 Health Psychology
  • SO 251 Gender, Health, & Medicine  
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology
  • TH 222 Health Care Ethics
  • TH 254 Theology and Science

Admission the Health Sciences Internship Program

All Health Sciences majors must complete an internship.  In order to receive approval for an internship, students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA or better in all requirements for the major. Planning for internships must occur during the semester prior to completing the internship.  For more information, see the Internship web page.