Spring 2021 registration is now open! You may be wondering which courses will be offered (and where, when, and how they will be taught). As we have finalized listings for our PHSC courses, we will update this page with links and details.

For all classes, syllabi, assignments, lectures, lab activities, announcements and office hour schedules will be posted in ELMS-Canvas. Even asynchronous classes will likely have specific exam times.

A note on "Format"
  • Online = course will not have a required in-person component
  • In-person = course will have some required face-to-face, in-person meetings on the College Park campus
  • Live = course has required meetings at specific times during the semester. See the Schedule of Classes for details.
  • Asynch = asynchronous. You will complete course activities on your own time. 

 

Scientific Foundation Courses

These courses are open to students in all majors. Some of them do have restrictions & pre-requisites so please check Testudo for more details. 

Course ID Course Title Credit Format GenEd
BSCI170 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology + Online, Live NL
 + BSCI171 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab 1 Online, Async  
BSCI201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Online, Live NL
BSCI202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Online, Live  
BSCI222 Principles of Genetics 4 Online, Live  
BSCI223 General Microbiology 4 Online, Live IS
CHEM131 General Chemistry I Lecture/Discussion +  Online, Live  
+ CHEM132V General Chemistry I Lab (online) 1 Online, Asynch  
CHEM231 Organic Chemistry I Lecture/Discussion + 3 Online, Live  
 + CHEM232 Organic Chemistry I Lab (face-to-face) 1 In-person, Live  
or CHEM232V Organic Chemistry I Lab (online) 1 Online, Asynch  
MATH120 Elementary Calculus I 3 Online, Live MA

Public Health Science Foundation Courses

These courses are restricted to current Public Health Science majors. Some of them do have additional pre-requisites so please check the Spring Schedule of Classes for more details. 

Course ID Course Title Credit Format GenEd
EPIB300/EPIB315 Biostatistics for Public Health Practice 3 Online, Async AR
EPIB301 Epidemiology for Public Health Practice  3 Online, Live  
HLSA300 Introduction to Health Policy and Services 3 Online, Live  
HLTH366 Behavioral & Community Issues in Public Health  3 Online, Live  
KNES320 Physiological Basis of Physical Activity and Human Health 4 Online, Async  
MIEH300 A Public Health Perspective: Introduction to Environmental Health  3 Online, Live  
MIEH400 Introduction to Global Health 3 Online, Live UP
PHSC415 Essentials of Public Health Biology: The Cell, The Individual, and Disease 3 Online, Live  
PHSC497 ¹ Public Health Science Capstone  3 Online, Live SP
SPHL100 ² Foundations of Public Health 3 Onlin  

¹ Only students in their final semester should register for PHSC497.
² SPHL100 is a (required) Foundation course for students who declared PHSC as a major in Spring 2018 or later.

Public Health Science Options: Reserved for PHSC Students

These courses are open to declared Public Health Science majors only. Some of them do have additional pre-requisites so please check the Spring Schedule of Classes for more details. These offerings are subject to change. 

Course ID Course Title Credit Format GenEd
EPIB463 Biostatistical Programming 3 Online, Async  
HLTH424¹ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health 3 Online, Live  
HLTH431¹ Health Literacy in Action 3 Online, Live  
HLTH434² Introduction to Public Health Informatics 3 Online, Live  
HLTH471¹ Women's Health 3 Online, Live  
MIEH321² Environmental Determinants of Emerging Infectious Diseases 3 Online, Live  
MIEH330 Environmental Justice, Racism, and Environmental Health Disparities 3 Online, Live  
MIEH331² The Built Environment, Sustainability, and Public Health 3 Online, Live  
PHSC389 ³ Independent Research Study in Public Health Science 1-6 TBD  
PHSC399 ³ Public Health Science Internship 1-6 TBD  
PHSC405 Policy Advocacy and Public Health 3 Online, Live  
PHSC426 Climate Change and Health 3 Online, Live  
PHSC440 ² Public Health Nutrition 3 Online, Async  

¹ Sections that begin with 02 are open to PHSC majors.
² Sections beginning with a number are open to College Park students.
³ Special permission or application required

Public Health Science Options: Open to All Majors

These courses fulfill PHSC options credit but are open to students in all majors. Some of them do have additional pre-requisites so please check the Spring Schedule of Classes for more details. These offerings are subject to change. 

Course ID Course Title Credits Format GenEd
AREC365 World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies 3 Online, Live UP
BCHM463 Biochemistry of Physiology 3 Online, Live  
BSCI330* Cell Biology and Physiology 3 Online, Live  
BSCI417 Microbial Pathogenesis 3 Online, Live SP
BSCI437 General Virology 3 Online, Live  
FMSC310 Maternal, Child, and Family Health 3 Online, Live  
FMSC332 Children in Families 3 Online, Live HS
FMSC460 Violence in Families 3 Online, Live HS, UP
GEOG373 Geographic Information Systems 3 Online, Live  
HLSA484 Redesigning Health Care: Developing a Clinic to Meet Community Needs 3 In-person, Live  
HLTH377 Human Sexuality 3 Online, Live  
NFSC315 Nutrition During the Life Cycle 3 Online, Async  
PEER318¹  CARE Peer Advocacy 3 TBD  
PEER338 ¹ Peer Leadership and Education 3 TBD  
PLCY401 Contemporary Issues in Public Policy (ONLY section 0101 - global disease outbreaks) 3 Online, Live  
PSYC344 Health Psychology 3 Online, Async  
SOCY335 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 Online, Live  
SPAN371 Spanish for the Health Professions 3 Online, Live  

*BSCI330 is a PHSC option course for students who declared PHSC as a major in Spring 2018 or later. For students who declared PHSC as their major before spring 2018, BSCI330 may be substituted for PHSC415 but CANNOT be applied as a PHSC option.
¹ Special permission or application required

General Education 

For these general education categories, PHSC majors usually need at least one course not fulfilled by PHSC Foundation courses. Check your degree audit or ask an advisor if you are not sure which of these requirements you still need. Some of the courses do have pre-requisites or other restrictions so please click through for more details. 

General Education Category Courses w/ Open Seats
Fundamental Studies: Oral Communication FSOC 
Fundamental Studies: Professional Writing FSPW

Distributive Studies: History & Social Sciences (Suggested: at least one of these: ANTH260, HLTH130, HLTH230, PSYC100, SOCY100, or SOCY105)

DSHS
Distributive Studies: Humanities DSHU
Distributive Studies: Scholarship in Practice 
(PHSC majors need one DSSP outside of SPH)
DSSP
Signature Courses: I-series SCIS
Diversity: Cultural Competency or Understanding Plural Societies DVCC or DVUP

 

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Updated 12/03/2020