Advising Course Plan - Public Health Major

Public Health (general) - with Public Health Studies minor

Those interested in pursuing a career in Public Health should plan on majoring in Public Health. Some requirements may differ from the ones below, depending on the area of Public Health you wish to pursue (e.g., Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Health Policy, Biomedical Sciences, etc.). Speak to your advisor if you have a particular area of interest in mind. You’ll notice that there is a substantial amount of flexibility in the course plan, which will be modified to meet your particular area(s) of interest within Public Health. Please make sure to look at various graduate program requirements for different universities (early on! – preferably in your 1st year as an undergraduate) and areas of Public Health in which you may be interested, so that you can modify your course plan according to requirements needed for graduate programs in your specialty area of Public Health.

Students will apply to public health programs using the Centralized Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS):

http://www.sophas.org/

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) maintains a list of nationally-accredited, by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), programs across an array of areas within public health:

http://www.aspph.org/program-finder/

Before applying, students will need to take the GRE standardized exam.

First Year
FallUnits
PUBH 140VIntroduction to Public Health1
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Writing requirement course for General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
General Elective OR MATH125Q: Introduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling1
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L course)1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
PUBH 325Epidemiology1
Approved Cultural Competency Course1
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L course)1
General Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
PUBH 308QHealth and Medical Statistics1
Public Health Elective1
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L course)1
General Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
Junior Seminar must be taken this year 
Junior Seminar or PUBH Elective1
SOCI 496Social Research Methods1
PUBH 303Global Health1
General Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
Junior Seminar or PUBH Elective1
SOCI 497Methods and Styles of Social Science Communication1
PUBH 375Community Healthcare Seminar0.5
PUBH Elective1
General Elective1
Students should take the GRE during the summer prior to Fourth Year 
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Fall
SOCI 499Senior Project1
PUBH 376Health Coach Practicum I0.5
PUBH Elective1
General Elective1
General Elective1
 Term Units4.5
Spring
PUBH 377Health Coach Practicum II0.5
General Elective1
General Elective1
General Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 32.5