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.
Admissions Requirements for this Program
||Admitted to USU in Good Standing
|Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.