Curriculum Information – 4+1 General Environmental Health

Students admitted to this program will start taking graduate-level public health classes, focused on environmental health, during their senior year (year four) in addition to coursework to finish a bachelor’s degree. 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 their senior year.

Undergraduate students will be required to work closely with their undergraduate college advisors and SPH graduate level advisors to complete coursework required for the bachelor’s degree and MPH at the appropriate times.

Please note: Students can arrange their schedules to take all online courses during their senior year (year 4). All MPH core courses are taught online. Students will also have the option of taking online courses during the summer when they are completing the applied practice experience.

Sample Plan of Study

The following includes the required courses for the MPH program in Environmental Health Sciences. The MPH requires a total of 42 credits.

Senior Year/Year 4 Fall Semester

  • PubH 6250 Foundations of Public Health (2 cr)
  • PubH 6102 Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (2 cr)
  • PubH 6020 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Science (2 cr)
  • Undergraduate courses required to fulfill the bachelor’s degree requirements

Senior Year/Year 4 Spring Semester

  • PubH 6112 Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2 cr)
  • PubH 6320 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 cr)
  • PubH 6741 Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1 cr)
  • Undergraduate courses required to fulfill the bachelor’s degree requirements

Summer between Years 4 and 5

  • PubH 7196 Applied Practice Experience in Environmental Health (1-5 cr)

Year 5

  • PubH 6181 Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2 cr) (fall semester)
  • PubH 6414 Biostatistical Literacy (3 cr)
  • Programming course (1 cr) (see list below)
  • PubH 6751 Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2 cr)
  • PubH 6141 GIS & Spatial Analysis for Public Health (3 cr)
  • PubH 6154 Climate Change & Global Health (3 cr)
  • PubH 7194 Integrated Learning Experience (1-5 cr)

Electives (6-14 credits, depending on credits taken for PubH 7194 and PubH 7196)

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