Psychology (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.P.H. Public Health - Community Health Education Concentration

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Psychology (B.A.)

Public Health - Community Health Education Concentration (M.P.H.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

HLTH 501Public Health Seminar: Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency3
HLTH 504Behavioral and Social Science in Health3
HLTH 528Program Planning and Evaluation3
HLTH 555Structures of Inequality in Public Health3
Total Credits12

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History3World Language II3
World Language I3PSYC 2033
PSYC 1013 
 16 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts3GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Great Works and Their Influences3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Global Cultural Perspectives3
PSYC 2204PSYC 3014
Advanced PSYC Elective (200-level)3Advanced PSYC Elective (200-level)3
 16 17
Third Year
World Cultures3GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science Perspectives3
PSYC Elective - Personality3PSYC Elective - Social/Applied3
Advanced PSYC Elective3Advanced PSYC Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1Free Elective3
PSYC Elective - Biological3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective1
HLTH 5013HLTH 5553
HLTH 5043HLTH 5283
 13 13
Total Credits 120
Fourth Year
FSHD 5063  
HLTH 5023  
Fifth Year
HLTH 6063HLTH 5073HLTH 5803
Elective Course3HLTH 5293HLTH 6046
 HLTH 5653 
 6 9 9
Total Credits 30