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Public Health (B.A.) Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 50+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

BIOL 111

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3) PR: None; CO: BIOL 111L

BIOL 111L

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1) CO: BIOL 111

BIOL 112

Evolution, Form, and Function of Organisms (3) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L; CO: BIOL 112L

BIOL 112L

Evolution, Form, and Function of Organisms Lab (1) CO: BIOL 112

COMM 336*

Addressing Problems in Context (cross-listed with PBHL 336) (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; or department chair permission.

PBHL 215

Introduction to Public Health (cross-listed with HEAL 215) (3) PR: None

PBHL 230

Global Health (cross-listed with HEAL 230) (3) PR: None

PBHL 350

Epidemiology (cross-listed with HEAL 350) (3) PR: PBHL 215

Note: *When section covers Health Communication

Mathematics Requirement

MATH 104

Elementary Statistics (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

OR

 

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: MATH 105 with a C- or better or MATH 111 or MATH 120 or instructor permission

AND

 

MATH 103

Contemporary Math with Applications (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

OR

 

MATH 111

Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 101 or placement

OR

 

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

OR

 

MATH 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or HONS 115

Note: For higher level MATH courses that can count for this requirement, please consult with the Public Health, B.A. program director.

Complete at least 3 hours from the following:

PBHL 405

Independent Study in Public Health (1-3; repeatable up to 6) PR: Junior or senior standing; declared Public Health major; and instructor and program director permission

OR

 

PBHL 495

Internship in Public Health (6) PR: Junior or senior standing; declared Public Health major; and a 2.50 major GPA in Public Health

Select one of the following Research Methods courses:

COMM 301

Communication Research Methods (3) PR: COMM 104 or 280; COMM 214 or 215; MATH 104 or MATH 250; or department chair permission. A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

HEAL 395

Biostatistics in the Health Sciences (3) PR: MATH 104, HEAL 215

PSYC 220

Research Methods (3) PR: PSYC 103 and 211

SOCY 271

Introduction to Social Research (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 272

Making Sense of Sociological Data (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Select one of the following Health Policy courses:

POLI 210

Introduction to Public Administration (3) PR: None

POLI 211

Introduction to Public Policy (3) PR: None

POLI 307

Environmental Policy (3) PR: None

POLI 309

Health Policy (3) PR: None

SOCY 345

Social Policy (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 358

Living in an Organizational World (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

URST 310

Urban Planning (3) PR: None

Select one of the following Environmental courses:

ANTH 340

Medical Anthropology (3) PR: ANTH 101 or ANTH 203 or instructor permission

ENVT 200

Introduction to Environmental Studies (3) PR: Sophomore standing.

HIST 291

Disease, Medicine and History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

PSYC 329

Environmental Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

SOCY 340

Medical Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 344

Social Gerontology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 346

Environmental Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Select one of the following Ethics courses:

COMM 315*

Ethical Communication (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; or department chair permission

PHIL 155

Environmental Ethics (3) PR: None

PHIL 170

Biomedical Ethics (3) PR: None

PHIL 207

Ethics (3) PR: None

Note: *When section covers Health Ethics

Select one of the following Issues in Health:

PSYC 221

Abnormal Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

PSYC 333

Health Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

COMM 310*

Message Design and Influence (3) PR: COMM 104 or 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; CSCI 112 or higher; or department chair permission. PR or CO: COMM 281

COMM 336*

Addressing Problems in Context (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; or department chair permission.

Note: *Only if section topic is Health related topic

SOCY 336

Death and Dying (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

HEAL 325

Health Promotion (3) PR: HEAL 215, HEAL 216, junior/senior standing; CO: HEAL 325L

HEAL 325L

Field Experience in Health Promotion (1) PR: HEAL 215, HEAL 216, junior/senior standing; CO: HEAL 325

Select at least 6 credit hours from:

COMM 310*

Message Design and Influence (3) PR: COMM 104 or 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; CSCI 112 or higher; or department chair permission. PR or CO: COMM 281

COMM 315*

Ethical Communication (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; or department chair permission

HEAL 317

Sexual Behavior/Relationships (3) PR: HEAL 217

HEAL 320

Special Topics in Health (3) PR: None

HEAL 323

Women's Health Issues (3) PR: None

HEAL 325

Health Promotion (3) PR: HEAL 215 and HEAL 216, junior standing or senior standing; CO: HEAL 325L

HEAL 325L

Field Experience in Health Promotion (1) PR: HEAL 215 and HEAL 216, junior or senior standing; CO: HEAL 325

HEAL 333

Sports and Exercise Nutrition (3) PR: BIOL 201

HEAL 347

Emergency Preparedness and First Aid (4) PR: Junior standing

HEAL 495

Capstone Seminar (1) PR or CO: HEAL 395, HEAL 460

SOCY 335

Aging and the Family (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 341

Criminology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 348

Sociology of Alcohol and Drugs (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 351

Urban Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 361

Child Welfare (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Note: *When section covers Health related topic.