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    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, BS


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The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee approved a change to this program after the publication of the Catalog. Please refer to the Catalog Addendum for more information. 

 


 

 

Dr. Naomi Meier, Public Health Program Coordinator

 

This degree program prepares students interested in gaining the knowledge to identify, prevent and solve community health problems. Public health prepares students with knowledge and skills to promote health. It draws on knowledge from the social, behavioral and health sciences.

Our degree program is well suited for student invested in building health communities here in the DFW area, nationally and globally. We are situated in an academic department which promotes interdisciplinary solutions to health issues that affect diverse communities across the lifespan.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science in public health.

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in public health degree as specified in the University Core Curriculum  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Health and Public Service  requirements.

Major requirements


Completion of 42 hours in the university core, 39 hours in the major, 9 hours in public health electives, plus electives to total 120 required semester hours.

Students should complete an additional 30 hours of free electives. Prerequisites are given in course descriptions and in the online schedule of classes at www.unt.edu/registrar.

Electives, 30 credit hours


Courses may be selected from any offered at UNT that the student and the advisor deem appropriate to the degree.

Other requirements


Minimum major GPA of 2.5 required at the end of program in order to graduate. Students who do not have a minimum major GPA of 2.5 will take additional courses to bring up the GPA.

Four-year degree plan


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
PUBH 1010 - Introduction to Public Health   3 hours   PUBH 2010 - Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health   3 hours  
Communication core   3 hours  Communication core   3 hours
Government/Political Science core   3 hours Government/Political Science core   3 hours
Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours Mathematics core   3 hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences core   3 hours Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
PUBH 2015 - Research Methods in Public Health   3 hours   PUBH 3020 - Community Health Education   3 hours  
PUBH 3010 - Social Justice and Behavioral Foundations in Public Health   3 hours   PUBH 4015 - Ethics in Public Health   3 hours  
American History core   3 hours  American History core    3 hours 
Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours  Creative Arts core   3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
PUBH 3025 - Environmental Health   3 hours   PUBH 4020 - Biostatistics   3 hours  
PUBH 3030 - Global Public Health   3 hours   PUBH 4060 - Public Health Management and Leadership   3 hours  
Language, Philosophy and Culture core   3 hours  PUBH 4070 - Public Health Informatics   3 hours  
Public Health elective 3 hours  Public Health elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective - advanced 3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
PUBH 4050 - Public Health and Health Policy   3 hours   PUBH 4080 - Public Health Capstone   3 hours  
Component Area Option A core   3 hours  Component Area Option B core   3 hours 
Public Health elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective - advanced 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Total 15 hours  Total 15 hours 

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