Foundation Course Progression

When planning your coursework in the Public Health Science program, make sure you keep the following information in mind, and please speak with an advisor if you have any questions.

  • The major has benchmark courses which every student is expected to complete by a certain semester.
  • Certain required courses can only be taken after completion of 45 or 60 credits.
  • Some courses have pre-requisite classes that must be completed first. These may be other Public Health Science courses or foundational science courses.
  • The Public Health Science Capstone, PHSC497, is always taken in the final semester before graduation. 

Benchmarks

By the end of ... You must complete ...
2 semesters
  • BSCI170/171
  • CHEM131/132
3 semesters
  • CHEM231/232
4 semesters
  • BSCI223

After 45 Credits

The following courses can be taken after completion of at least 45 credits.

Course ID Course Title Credit
HLTH366 Behavioral and Community Issues in Public Health 3
PHSC401 History of Public Health 3

After 60 Credits

The following courses can be taken after completion of at least 60 credits.

Course ID Course Title Credit
EPIB300 Biostatistics for Public Health Practice 3
MIEH300 Introduction to Environmental Health 3
HLSA300 Introduction to Health Policy and Services 3
PHSC415 Essentials of Public Health Biology: The Cell, the Individual, and Disease 3

Final Semester

The following course can only be taken in your final semester.

Course ID Course Title Credit
PHSC497 Public Health Science Capstone 3