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  • Public Health

    Students graduating with a Bachelor of Public Health will be prepared for careers in health care systems or organizations addressing the health or more general human service needs of communities and populations. They will learn the foundational skills necessary to enter post baccalaureate academic programs in public health or complementary fields and success in the dynamic public health workforce.

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    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Earn minimum grades of C in all public health core courses.
    • Pass a BPH capstone exam and service learning experience.
    • Complete requirements for the post baccalaureate degree, as determined by the faculty and the university.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Explain the five major areas of public health (biostatistics, environmental health services, epidemiology, health services administration, and social behavioral science), and each area’s contribution to public health.
    2. Identify, describe, and explain the ways that social determinants of health impact disability, disease and illness in populations.
    3. Identify, critically evaluate, and propose solutions to public health challenges.
    4. Communicate in oral and written forms public health concepts and their relationship to policy, communities, organizations, interpersonal dynamics and individual perspectives.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    HSA 3111 I, R      
    HSC 3057     I, R I, R
    HSC 3502   I, R
    HSC 4558
    I, R    
    PHC 3440 I, R I, R I, R  
    PHC 3603 I I, R  I, R I, R
    PHC 4024 I, R    R  
    PHC 4094 I
    PHC 4101 I I, R I, R
    PHC 4117 I I, R I, R  R
    PHC 4320 I
     I, R  R  
    PHC 4943
    Capstone Experience
      I, R I, R
    R, A
    Capstone Exam ​A ​A ​A ​A
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    Assessment Types

    • Assignment
    • The Bachelor of Health Science capstone exam
    • The degree candidate's exit survey
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