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 in the major
  • BSCI170/171
  • CHEM131/132
3 semesters in the major
  • CHEM231/232
4 semesters in the major
  • MATH120

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
EPIB301 Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 3

After 60 Credits

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

Course ID Course Title Credit
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