Public Health - Community Health Education Concentration (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.P.H. Health Systems Administration and Policy 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 Overview

General Education Requirements33
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements66
Graduate Swing Courses12
Free Electives6-0
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
Public Health Core
HLTH 102Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 202Public Health Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency3
HLTH 204Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health3
HLTH 240Foundations of Environmental Health3
HLTH 360Health Policy and Administration3
HLTH 365Science of Public Health: Epidemiology3
HLTH 425Applied Statistics for Public Health3
Community Health Education Concentration
HLTH 328Program Planning and Evaluation3
HLTH 330Health Education Methods3
HLTH 355Addressing Health Disparities Through Social Justice3
HLTH 374Health Communication3
HLTH 444Community Organizing and Health Advocacy3
Public Health Required Fieldwork
HLTH 497Introduction to Internship and Professionalism3
HLTH 498Internship and Culminating Seminar6
Public Health Biology Requirement
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 290Human Sexuality3
Select three courses from the list below.9
Public Health Required Collaterals
STAT 109Statistics3
NUFD 182Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective3
Total Credits66


Community and Health
Special Topics in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Medical Terminology
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Special Topics in Health
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Advanced Methods in Health Education
Population Approaches to Diet and Activity
Health Aspects of Aging
Race, Racism, and Health
Gender, Sexuality, and Health Disparities
Sociology of Health and Illness

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 555Structures of Inequality in Public Health3
HLTH 581Health Systems Administration and Management3
Total Credits12

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Statistics (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Human Sexuality (Fulfilled in the major.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Introduction to Public Health (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits33

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

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.

Undergraduate Program

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
HLTH 1023HLTH 2023
STAT 1093HLTH 2043
 13 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3World Cultures3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory4World Language 23
World Language 13HLTH 2403
HLTH 2083HLTH 3283
HLTH 3653HLTH 3603
 16 15
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3HLTH 3303
HLTH 2903HLTH 3743
HLTH 3553HLTH 4253
Concentration Elective3Concentration Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1HLTH 4986
HLTH 4443Concentration Elective3
HLTH 4973HLTH 5553
NUFD 1823HLTH 5813
HLTH 5013 
HLTH 5043 
 16 15
Total Credits 120

Graduate Program

Fourth Year
FSHD 5063  
HLTH 5023  
Fifth Year
HLTH 6063HLTH 5063HLTH 5803
Graduate Level Elective3HLTH 5653HLTH 6046
 HLTH 5823 
 6 9 9
Total Credits 30