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Public Health: Intro to Public Health at JCSU

This guide provides a list of resources for the Public Health program.

Public Health at JCSU

University Catalog

Public Health Program

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health. The Department seeks to prepare students for successful careers and further study in the fields of health education.

 

The Public Health Major:

A major in Public Health consists of 59 program credit hours. In addition, all students must take 46 Credit Hours of Liberal Studies courses, and at least 6 elective hours. A minimum of 122 is required for graduation. Students must comply with University requirements for graduation, including the General Education requirements, Senior Paper, and senior level proficiency exam. Students must earn at least a grade of the required courses for the major and their Prerequisites.

A Public Health major is required to take 59 credit hours of courses, of which BIO 143 may be used to satisfy the General Education Requirement. Other courses may be deemed appropriate with the approval of the student’s advisor and Department Chair. Public Health majors must also complete the following coursework and earn at least a grade of C in each course.

Public Health Requirements:

  • BIO 143 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credit Hours 
  • BIO 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours 
  • HED 230 Introduction to Health Education 3 Credit Hours 
  • HED 231 Health and Nutrition 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 232 Human Sexuality and Family Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 233 Community Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 234 Healthful Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 235 Drugs and Drug Education 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 334 Program Planning and Evaluation 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 335 Minority Health Problems and Issues 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 336 Death and Dying 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 337 Environmental Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 338 Junior Seminar 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 430 Senior Seminar 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 433 Internship 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 435 Epidemiology 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 436 Health Administration 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 437 Applications in Health Communications 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 438 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health 3 Credit Hours
     

Public Health Minor

A Public Health minor is required to take 18 credit hours of courses, including 15 credit hours of Public Health Requirements and 3 credit hours of Public Health Electives. Other courses may be deemed appropriate with the approval of the student’s advisor and Department Chair. If students place into courses lower than the starting courses indicated, they will have to take additional hours to meet these Prerequisites. Course Prerequisites are described in the course descriptions. Public Heath minors must also complete the following coursework and earn at least a grade of C in each course.

Public Health Requirements:

  • HED 233 Community Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 334 Program Planning & Evaluation 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 337 Environmental Health 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 435 Epidemiology 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 436 Health Administration 3 Credit Hours 

Public Health Electives:

  • HED 231 Health & Nutrition 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 232 Human Sexuality & Family Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 234 Healthful Living 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 235 Drugs & Drug Education 3 Credit Hours 
  • HED 335 Minority Health Problems/Issues 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 336 Death & Dying 3 Credit Hours
  • HED 438 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health 3 Credit Hour