Bachelor of Science, Major in Public Health

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Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy 14
BIOL 2402Human Physiology4
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 14
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 1370 Intro to Biomedical Statistics
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods In Practice
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 11
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 13
FACS 2362Nutrition3
HLTH 1360Fund Hlth Promo & Hlth Careers (Freshman)3
HLTH 2383Multicultural Health Issues3
HLTH 3350Principles of Public Health3
HLTH 3355Principles US Health Care Sys3
HLTH 3360Epidemiology3
HLTH 3361Health Planning & Evaluation3
HLTH 3391Study Of Human Diseases3
HLTH 3392Health Comm & Literacy3
HLTH 4380Global Health3
HLTH 4387Community Health3
HLTH 4390Environmental Health3
HLTH 4393Prof Prep Health Careers3
HLTH 4394Internship Program3
Prescribed Electives
Select 29 hours of the following:29
Environmental Science
Intro Applied Microbiology
Child Abuse And Neglect
Community and Life Cycle Nutri
Sociology Of Health & Illness
Sociology Of Disaster
Pol Ethnic Minorities & Gender
Public Administration
Lifestyle And Wellness
Health & Medical Terminology
Drug Use and Abuse
Safety Education
Family Life & Sex Education
Hlth Profesns Resrch:Meth&Stat
Interventions for Wellness
Directing Wellness Programs
Internship Program
Special Topics in Health
Intro To Technical Writing (WE) 1
Functional Kinesiology
Physiology Of Exercise
Plane Trigonometry
General Physics Laboratory I
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
Abnormal Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Development Psychology
Principles Of Sociology
Or other courses approved by Department
Total Hours120

in Texas Core Curriculum and are not included in the hour total for the degree specific requirements.


Degree must have 120 hours with at least 42 advanced hours (3000 and 4000) taken at a four year institution, 18 hours must be writing enhanced (W).

Consult current University catalog for questions concerning transfer courses and residency requirements.

Students must earn a grade of "C' or better in HLTH 4394.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406.

FACS 2362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401.

HLTH 3350, HLTH 3361, HLTH 4380, HLTH 4387, HLTH 4390, HLTH 4360, HLTH 4363,HLTH 4364, KINE 3373 require Junior Standing.

HLTH 3360 requires a prerequisite of MATH 1369, MATH 1370, MATH 3379 or STAT 3379.

HLTH 3392 requires the prerequisites of HLTH 1360 and HLTH 1366.

HLTH 4393 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 4387, and the completion of 12 hours of HLTH course work.

HLTH 4394 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 4393, and the completion of 18 hours of HLTH course work.

FACS 3339 requires a prerequisite of FACS 1367 orFACS 2362.

SOCI 3365 requires a prerequisite of SOCI 1301 which satisfies 3 hours of Core Curriculum Area VIII.

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of completed course work in college Math.

POLS 3366 requires a prerequisite of POLS 2305.

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are prerequisites for ENGL 3330 and satisfies Core Component Area I.

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 (in Core) or BIOL 3410.

PHYS 1301 has a prerequisite of MATH 1410 or MATH 1316 or MATH 1420 with a grade of “C” or higher for the course.  MATH 1316 and MATH 1410 satisfy the 3 hours of Math required for the Core Competency Area II.

PSYC 3331 requires 3 hours of completed coursework in Psychology.

PSYC 3333 requires 3 hours of completed course work in Psychology and 4 hours of completed course work in Biology or permission of the instructor.

First Year
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
MATH 131423MATH 1369, 1370, or 33793
BIOL 240134BIOL 24024
CHEM 1406 or 141134HIST 130153
KINE 211541Component Area IV3
 15 16
Second Year
POLS 230563POLS 230663
HLTH 13603HLTH 238373
PSYC 13013FACS 23623
HLTH 33913Component Area IX3
HIST 130253Prescribed Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
HLTH 33503HLTH 43803
HLTH 33553HLTH 43873
HLTH 33603HLTH 43903
HLTH 33923HLTH 43933
Component Area V3HLTH 33613
 15 15
Fourth Year
Prescribed Electives15HLTH 43943-6
 Prescribed Electives8-11
 15 14
Total Hours: 120

 Satisfies Component Area I.


 Satisfies Component Area II.


 Satisfies Component Area III.


 Satisfies one hour of Component Area IX.


 Satisfies Component Area VI.


 Satisfies Component Area VII.


 Satisfies Component Area VIII.