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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, B.P.H.

Curriculum Policies

Students are expected to be familiar with the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Public Health and to confer with their advisor for selecting courses. An effective curriculum requires continuous review to remain current and applicable to changing health needs. This may result in revision of courses and requirements; therefore, there can be no guarantee that course content will be identical in each subsequent academic year.

The BPH Program Learning Outcomes are:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of public health from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Show competency in ethical issues, social responsibility, and problem solving using evidence-based concepts in core public health areas.
  • Show competency in relationship-building and team dynamics to plan and promote public health and reduce health disparities.
  • Apply theories and concepts to communicate the interconnectedness among the physical, social, and environmental aspects of population health.

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasonin

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30-31

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 18-19

Please note that 15 credits of the premajor requirements can be utilized for UK Core hours. A student’s elective credits will vary depending on how many courses are used as UK Core requirements.

Subtotal: Major Hours: 24

Guided Electives

Choose a total of 30 credit hours at the 200-level or above consisting of:

  • 6 credit hours - Natural Science Electives
  • 9 credit hours - Social Science Electives
  • 15 credit hours - Public Health Electives

Subtotal: Guided Electives: 30

NOTE: Students must earn a grade of C or better in all Major Requirements courses.


  • Free Electives Credit(s): 18-36

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

*Course may also be used toward completion of a UK Core requirement.