Bachelor of Science in Public Health

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences.9
Major Requirements
PUBH 140VIntroduction to Public Health1
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
PUBH 303Global Health1
PUBH 325Epidemiology1
PUBH 308QHealth and Medical Statistics1
SOCI 496Social Research Methods1
SOCI 497Methods and Styles of Social Science Communication1
SOCI 499Senior Project1
Public Health Electives
Select three of the following courses:3
Foundations of Health Policy
Foundations of Environmental Health Science
Community Healthcare Seminar
and Health Coach Practicum I
Medicine and Health in Society
Health Communication
Theories and Methods of Health Behavior Change
Aging of Physiological Systems
Bio-Medical Ethics
Special Topics in Public Health
Special Topics in Public Health
Cultural Competency Elective
Select one of the following courses:1
Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Anthropology
Social Inequality
Sociology of Developing Societies
Introduction to East Asian Studies
Poverty and Microcredit
Development Economics
Cultural Diversity Education
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in American History: 1600 to Present
Global Migration and Diasporas
Collateral Requirements
Select one of the following course sequences:2
Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
and Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology I
General Electives9
Total Units32

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.


Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.


1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.


Course(s) must equal 1 unit.