The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare entry level public health practitioners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the core concepts of public health including health behavior, health services administration, environmental health, epidemiology, and statistics as well as in the ability to identify, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the needs of populations to promote and protect the health of the community. The BSPH courses provide the strong science background necessary for academic success in the MPH program.

 4+1 M.P.H. Option

Degree Requirements

Fall Semester

Courses Credits
Core 110 The Human Experience I 5
Chemistry 111 or 121 or 131 4
Biology 151 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Sociology 255 Sociology of Health and Health Care 3
Total Credits 16

Spring Semester

Courses Credits
Core 115 The Human Experience II 5
Biology 152 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Psychology 110 General Psychology 3
Kinesiology 100 Healthy Lifestyles 1
Public Health 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
Total Credits 16

Fall Semester

Courses Credits
Psychology 215 Lifespan Development 3
Biology 210 Microbiology 4
Public Health 121 Environment and Health 3
Public Health 203 Human Health and Disease 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 16

Spring Semester

Courses Credits
Biology 260 Human Nutrition 3
Theology 200 The Christian Tradition 3
Public Health 207 Public Health Education and Promotion 3
Public Health 210 Prevention in Population Health 3
Humanities 3
Total Credits 15

Fall Semester

Courses Credits
Psychology 201 Statistical Methods 3
Communication 243 Public Communication 3
Public Health 307 Public Health Communication 3
Public Health 315 Introduction to Research in Public Health 4
Public Health 318 Health Services Administration 3
Total Credits 16

Spring Semester

Courses Credits
English 205 Writing in Health Science 3
Upper Level Theology 3
Public Health 304  Introduction to Epidemiology 3
Public Health 370  Program Planning and Evaluation 5
Public Health 418 Global Health Issues 3
Total Credits 17

Fall Semester

Courses Credits
Public Health 413 Social, Behavioral, & Cultural Factors in Health 3
Public Health 421  Environmental Health for a Sustainable Future 3
Public Health 460  Health Advocacy 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 12

Spring Semester

Courses Credits
Public Health 470 Public Health Practicum 5
Public Health 480  Public Health Capstone 5
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 16

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