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Online BS in Public Health Courses

Curriculum Details

120 Total Credits Required

The curriculum* in the BS in Public Health degree program focuses on a strong foundation in public health. This five-semester program is made up of 10 courses that are taught fully online by industry experts. Through courses like Environmental and Occupational Health, Principles of Epidemiology, and more, you’ll gain the relevant, up-to-date knowledge to make positive change.

*Curriculum and credit hours are subject to change

Core Courses

Examine the history, philosophy, and core values of public health and its interdisciplinary approach to population-based health. Explore various aspects of public health, including social determinants of health, health disparities, and the use of data for evidence-based practice. Focus on the exploration of career opportunities within public health.
Explore the environmental factors that affect the health of a community. Learn about environmental and work-related risk factors, the identification of such risk factors, and methods to monitor, control, and eliminate those risks for a given population.
Explore chronic and infectious disease morbidity and mortality and risk factors and biological processes associated with disease development. Determine the biological concepts of disease prevention and management.
Explore the basics of epidemiology, including research design and data collection involving the study of population-based health outcomes, diseases, and events. Examine how epidemiologic data is used to plan and evaluate strategies to promote health outcomes.
Examine health issues throughout the world and the determinants influencing morbidity and mortality on a global scale. Explore the health care and public health systems in other countries and their influence on the health status in those regions.

Determine how to collect, maintain, and analyze data related to public health. Explore key statistical methods, tools, and databases critical for public health.

Prerequisite: PUB300 Principles of Epidemiology

Analyze the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, and environmental factors impacting the health status of a given population. Explore program planning and communication strategies associated with public health programs. Conduct a needs assessment and review research and previous programs to propose a relevant, population-based health promotion program.

Prerequisites: PUB300 Principles of Epidemiology and PUB350 Health Statistics and Informatics for Public Health

Explore evaluation methods utilized in public health practice. Learn about evaluation design and the steps involved in conducting an evaluation. Assess public health programs and explore the role of communication in the evaluation process.

Prerequisite: PUB375 Assessment and Planning in Public Health

Examine key legal, ethical, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy. Connect concepts to the important role of advocacy in the protection and promotion of population health.
Synthesize learning throughout the program in this capstone experience through the investigation of a topic in the future of public health.

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