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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Public Health: Public Health Education Emphasis - BS


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  • For more information about Public Health, see the Biology Department.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with their advisr Carl Farley. Current students should also meet with their advisor Carl Farley and logon to DegreeWorks  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: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1210  and STAT 3000  
A minimum GPA of 2.25 in all Biology or Public Health coursework required by the major

 

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 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4     CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)   3     CHEM 1125: General Chemistry II Laboratory   1    
University Studies OR Math prerequisites 4   CMST 1020::Public Speaking (BHU)   3    
      University Studies OR Math prerequisites 3  
Comments

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

 

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   4     BIOL 3300: General Microbiology   4    
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     HEP 2000: First Aid and Emergency Care   2    
NDFS 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (BLS)   3     HEP 2500: Health and Wellness   2    
University Studies OR Elective courses 4-7   PUBH 3120: Family and Community Health   3    
      University Studies or Elective courses 4-7  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HEP 3000: Drugs and Human Behavior   3     HEP 5300: Grant Writing for Health Educators   3    
SOC 3330: Medical Sociology (DSS)   3     PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)  OR PHYS 1800: Physics of Technology (BPS)   4  OR 4    
STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3     PUBH 5000: Public Health Seminar   1    
Public Health Elective OR University Studies OR other Elective courses 6-9   Public Health Elective OR University Studies OR other Elective courses 7-10  
      PUBH 4000: Public Health Internship   3-6   TAKEN SUMMER SEMESTER
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HEP 4200: Program Planning for Health Education (QI)   3     HEP 3900: Social Marketing in Health Education   3    
PUBH 4030: Communicable Disease Control   3     NDFS 5210: Advanced Public Health Nutrition (CI)   3    
PUBH 5500: Public Health Management (CI)   2     PUBH 4040: Fundamentals of Epidemiology   3    
Public Health Elective OR University Studies OR other Elective courses 7-10   Public Health Elective OR University Studies OR other Elective courses 7-10  
Comments

 

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.

For further information contact the Biology Advising Center in  Biology-Natural Resources 101.  The advisor for Public Health majors is Carl Farley, Biology-Natural Resources 323, (435)797-2566 or by e-mail to: carl.farley@usu.edu  

Students must complete the General Education Requirements  

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  •  , along with another course having CI designation (such as   or  ENGL 3080 ), will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  •    will fulfill the Quantitative  Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS)

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.

 

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