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B.S. in Public Health

B.S. in Public Health

American University

American University, Washington D.C., United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The public health bachelor of science degree is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the scientific dimensions of health. The 58 credit hour BS is the degree of choice for someone who is interested in studying infectious and chronic diseases, environmental health, and epidemiology. Graduates will be trained to work in public health research, at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developing vaccination protocols, or in a similar environment. Graduates will also be well positioned to continue their education in a number of different health areas, such as allied health, public health, or medicine. Offered by the Department of Health Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. Major Requirements 58 credit hours with grades of C or better Course Requirements CORE COURSES (34 CREDIT HOURS) BIO-110 General Biology I FA5 (4) BIO-210 General Biology II FA5 (4) PHIL-241 Bioethics (3) PUBH-110 Introduction to Public Health FA4 (3) PUBH-320 Introduction to Infectious Disease (4) PUBH-340 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3) PUBH-391 Internship in Public Health (3) PUBH-480 Public Health Capstone (3) STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) or STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) STAT-320 Biostatistics (3) ELECTIVE COURSES (24 CREDIT HOURS) Complete 24 credit hours with at least one course taken from each of the four clusters below, with no more than 3 credit hours total from the 200-level. Note: Some courses may have additional prerequisites. GLOBAL HEALTH ECON-359 Global Health and Economic Development (3) ECON-362 Microeconomics of Economic Development (3) HPRM-535 Global Nutrition (3) HPRM-575 Global Health (3) HPRM-585 Global Health Policy (3) SISU-358 Global Health (3) SOCY-375 Gender, Poverty and Health (3) HEALTH SCIENCE BIO-501 Mechanisms of Pathogenesis (3) or BIO-541 Cellular Immunology (3) CHEM-465 Biochemistry I (3) or CHEM-470 Principles of Biochemistry (3) ENVS-324 Environmental Health: Environmental Issues in Public Health (3) PSYC-320 Women and Mental Health (3) PSYC-425 Psychology of Eating Disorders and Obesity (3) PSYC-430 Human Sexual Behavior (3) STAT-605 Introduction to Survey Sampling (3) POLICY, PROGRAM PLANNING, AND EVALUATION COMM-540 Social Marketing (3) or MKTG-250 Fundamentals of Marketing and Business for Communications (3) COMM-580 Strategic Health Communication (3) or HPRM-441 Health Communication (3) or SISU-350 Topics in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (3) : Health Communication Across Borders (3) ECON-373 Labor Economics (3) ENVS-465 Environmental Risk Assessment (3) or JLC-352 Psychiatry and the Law (3) or JLC-451 Drugs, Crime, and Public Policy (3) HPRM-335 Heath Promotion Program Planning (3) HPRM-410 Health Promotion Management (3) PSYC-497 Topics in Psychology (3) : Community Interventions (3) PSYC-555 Improving Human Services (3) SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH ANTH-334 Environmental Justice (3) ANTH-350 Special Topics (3) : Medical Anthropology (3) HIST-469 History of Medicine in the United States: from Smallpox to AIDS (3) HPRM-245 Multicultural Health FA4 (3) HPRM-480 Health Policy and Behavior Change (3) JLC-426 Domestic Violence (3) or PSYC-497 Topics in Psychology (3) : Stress and Coping (3) PHIL-485 Selected Topics in Philosophy (3) : Critical Bioethics (3) PSYC-333 Health Psychology (3) PSYC-345 Community Psychology (3) PUBH-330 Community Public Health (3) SOCY-335 Sociology of Birth and Death (3)