Curriculum

Students admitted to this program will start taking graduate level public health classes, focused on environmental health, during their senior year. These classes are above and beyond what is required for the bachelor’s degree. In other words, the graduate courses cannot be double-counted for both the BS and the MPH. For this reason, students interested in this program should begin planning early to ensure that they have sufficient room in their schedules to accommodate the 12 graduate credits in senior year.

Undergraduate students will be required to work closely with their undergraduate college advisers and SPH graduate level advisers to plan their schedules to make sure that the coursework required for the bachelor’s degree and MPH is completed at the appropriate time.

4+1 General Environmental Health MPH Curriculum Sheet

Sample Plan of Study

Senior Year/Year 4 Fall and Spring Semester (take 12 credits)

  • PubH 6102 Issues in Environmental Health (2cr) fall
  • Undergraduate courses required to fulfill the bachelor’s degree requirements
  • Environmental Health course electives
  • PubH 6109 Environmental Health: Society, Politics and Policy (4 cr)
  • PubH 6135 Job Search Strategies and Professional Development in Public Health (1 cr)
  • Undergraduate courses required to fulfill the bachelor’s degree requirements
  • Environmental Health course electives

Summer between Years 4 and 5

  • PubH 7196 Applied Practice Experience (1-5 cr)
  • Students may also consider taking online public health courses

Year 5 Public Health Core Courses

  • PubH 6020 Social and Behavioral Science (3 cr)
  • PUBH 6250 Foundations of Public Health (2 cr)
  • PubH 6320 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 cr)
  • PubH 6414 Biostatistical Literacy (3 cr) + 1 credit statistical programming course OR PubH 6450 Biostats I
  • PubH 6741 Ethics in Public Health Professional Practice and Policy (1 cr)
  • PubH 6751 Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2 cr)
  • PubH 7194 Integrative Learning Experience (1-3 cr)
  • Environmental Health electives chosen in consultation with the advisor

Total credits for MPH: Minimum of 42 credits

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