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2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Public Health: Industrial Hygiene Emphasis - BS


College of Science

Department of Biology

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  • For more information about Public Health, see the Department of Biology.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with their advisor Carl Farley. Current students should also meet with their advisor, Carl Farley, and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  and either STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  or STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI) .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1   grade of C- or better BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS) /BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory    3 /1   grade of C- or better
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1    
University Studies or Math Prerequisites 6   University Studies or Math Prerequisites 6  
Comments

If students need math courses prerequisite to MATH 1210 , math courses in addition to those specifically listed here may be required.

Comments

If students need math courses prerequisite to MATH 1210 , math courses in addition to those specifically listed here may be required.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 2420: Human Physiology  or BIOL 4600: Advanced Human Physiology  4  or 5     CHEM 3700: Introductory Biochemistry   3    
CHEM 2300: Principles of Organic Chemistry ** 3    

CHEM 3710: Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory   

1    
CHEM 2315: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   1     CMST 1020: Public Speaking (BHU)  or CMST 2120: Small Group Communication (HR)  or CMST 3050: Technical and Professional Communication (DSS)  or ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI) /JCOM 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3  or 3  or 3  or 3 /3    
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  or STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   4  or 3    
PUBH 3310: Occupational Health and Safety   3     University Studies or Elective courses 5-8  
University Studies 1-3        
Comments

*BIOL 4600  is typically for those students pursuing medical careers.

**Students desiring to attend medical school typically take the year-long series of CHEM 2310 /CHEM 2315  and CHEM 2320 /CHEM 2325 .

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PHYS 2110: General Physics - Life Sciences I  or both PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  and PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I   4  or 4 /1     BIOL 3300: General Microbiology   4    
PUBH 4300: Industrial Hygiene Seminar   1     PHYS 2120: General Physics - Life Sciences II (BPS)  or both PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)  and PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II   4  or 4 /1    
PUBH 4310: Industrial Hygiene Recognition of Hazards   4     PUBH 4320: Industrial Hygiene Chemical Hazard Evaluation   3    
Public Health Elective or University Studies or Other Elective Courses 6-8   PUBH 4330: Industrial Hygiene Physical Hazards   3    
      PUBH 4380: Industrial Hygiene Internship   3-12   Usually taken summer semester
      Public Health Elective or University Studies or Other Elective Courses 1-3  
Comments
Comments

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 3000: Quantitative Analysis (QI)*   3     PUBH 4040: Fundamentals of Epidemiology   3    
CHEM 3005: Quantitative Analysis Laboratory * 1     PUBH 5400: Environmental Toxicology   3    
PUBH 3610: Environmental Management   3     PUBH 5500: Public Health Management (CI)   2    
PUBH 5330: Industrial Hygiene Chemical Hazard Control (QI)   3     PUBH 4410: Industrial Safety   3    
Public Health Elective or University Studies or Other Elective Courses 5-8   Public Health Elective or University Studies or Other Elective Courses 4-6  
Comments

*CHEM 3650  or PUBH 5730  may be taken in place of CHEM 3000  and CHEM 3005 .

Comments

 

A four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Public Health is offered by the Department of Biology with options in environmental health, industrial hygiene, or public health education. The industrial hygiene program is accredited by the Applied Science Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; 111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore MD 21202-4012; telephone (410) 347-7700. Individuals completing the environmental health option are qualified to take the Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian Examination (REHS/RS). Those completing the industrial hygiene option are granted benefits toward both the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examinations. Public Health Education graduates are qualified to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. The Public Health degree requires a core of biology courses similar to that required for the biology degrees; additional biology and public health courses; and chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, and allied science and engineering courses appropriate to each emphasis.

Students must complete the General Education Requirements .

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements 

Minimum grades and GPA for graduation: Students must complete the BIOL 1610 , BIOL 1615 , BIOL 1620  and BIOL 1625  courses with grades of C- or better and attain a minimum GPA of 2.25 in all Biology or Public Health coursework required by the major. Major requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

For further information, contact the Biology Advising Center in the Life Science Building 007. The advisor for Public Health majors is Carl Farley, Biology-Natural Resources 302A, (435)797-2566, carl.farley@usu.edu.