Public Health is an interdisciplinary program grounded in the liberal arts. The major is comprised of courses in Health Promotion, Nutrition, Addictions, Physical Activity, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. Students learn environmental, socioeconomic, and personal factors that influence the health of individuals and populations while creating targeted interventions. To complete the Public Health major, students select one of three options: Population Health, Nutrition, or Addiction and Pre-Professional Mental Health. All Public Health majors complete the Public Health core along with courses in their option. This major prepares students for a wide variety of health related careers and pre-professional health programs. Prospective students should meet with a faculty advisor during their first semester to review the application process for each of the options within Public Health. Specific requirements and standards are listed for each of the options.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
- ISPH 101 Health and Wellness
- INPH 175 Essentials of Nutrition Science
- PH 245 Introduction to Research Methods
- ISPH 285 Health in Society
- PH 360 Physical Activity and Health
- PH 380 Addiction: Theory, Practice, and Research
- PH 382 Intro to Counseling Skills
- PH 485 Health Promotion Practice
- PH 494 Public Health Capstone
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.
40 credits at the upper-level