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Public Health (B.S.) Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 58+

"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

OR

 

HONS 151

Honors Biology I (3) PR: None; CO: HONS 151L

HONS 151L

Honors Biology I Lab (1) CO: HONS 151

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 112L

OR

 

HONS 152

Honors Biology II (3) PR: HONS 151 and 151L; CO: HONS 152L

HONS 152L

Honors Biology II Lab (1) CO: HONS 152

BIOL 201

Human Physiology (4) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L or HONS 151 and 151L and BIOL 112 and 112L or HONS 152 and 152L

BIOL 202

Human Anatomy (4) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L or HONS 151 and 151L and BIOL 112 and 112L or HONS 152 and 152L

HEAL 215

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

HEAL 216

Personal and Community Health (3) PR: None

HEAL 225

Consumer Health (3) PR: None

HEAL 230

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

HEAL 257

Principles of Nutrition (3) PR: None

HEAL 325

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

HEAL 325L

Field Experience in Health Promotion (1) PR: HEAL 216, 257, 395; and junior standing or instructor permission; CO: HEAL 325

HEAL 350

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

HEAL 395

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

HEAL 460

Public Health Administration (3) PR: HEAL 325 and 325L or instructor permission

HEAL 495

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

PBHL 336

Health Communication (cross-listed with COMM 336*) (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 110; COMM 214 or COMM 215; or department chair permission..

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: Either MATH 111, 120 or instructor permission

AND

 

MATH 103

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

OR

 

MATH 105

Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (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 Health and Human Performance Department.

Complete at least 3 credit hours from the following:

HEAL 401

Independent Study in Health Education (1-3; repeatable up to 9) PR: Instructor permission or department chair permission

OR

 

HEAL 403

Health Internship and Practicum (6) PR: Senior standing; Declared B.S. in Public Health Major; Minimum 2.50 GPA; Application submitted at least one year before the semester in which the internship is taken and approval by health faculty. Submit application to program director.

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 308

Education 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

URST 320

Town and Country Planning (3) PR: None

Select one of the following Environmental courses:

ANTH 340

Medical Anthropology (3) PR: ANTH 101 or 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).

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

PSYC 329

Environmental Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

Select one of the following Ethics courses:

COMM 315*

Ethical Communication (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 110; 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