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Major: Public Health

The task of maintaining a healthy community, nation and planet is becoming ever more complex. A work force prepared to tackle these challenges in the 21st century is critical. In 2003, the Institute of Medicine, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated that keeping the public healthy requires well-educated citizens in addition to public health professionals.  To that end, it was recommended that all undergraduates should have access to education in public health. The field of public health actually encompasses numerous disciplines aimed at improving population health and managing and tracking disease. Job opportunities are found in the public sector and government agencies, academia, non-profit organizations, as well as the private sector.  Further, a major in Public Health also prepares students for graduate study or immediate entry into a rapidly expanding field whose necessity is being increasingly recognized.  

This major will begin in Fall 2017.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A B.S. IN Public Health

Major: 45 Credits
General Education: 42 Credits
Elective Credits: 33 Credits

FOUNDATION COURSES  
Introduction to Public Health (PBH110) 3
Introduction to Epidemiology (PBH 210) 3
Introduction to Global Health (PBH 215) 3
Biological Basis of Public Health (PBH 310) 3
Health Communication and Promotion (COMM315/PBH315) 3
Nutrition (BIOL 116) 3
Statistics (MATH 224 or PSYCH 229) 3
Bioethics (BIOL 332) 3
Research or Internship (400 level) 3
   
ELECTIVES (18-19 Cr)  
(Bio/Psych area) (choose 3)  
General Chemistry I (CHEM 233) 4
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (BIOL340/CHEM340) 4
Physiology (BIOL 234) 4
Nutrition and Health (BIOL 317) 3
The HIV/AIDS Epidemic (AIP 320) 3
Epidemic: The Dynamics of Infectious Disease (BIOL 322) 3
Current Issues in Women’s Health (AIP 325) 3
Health Psychology (PSYCH 243) 3
Human Sexuality (AIP 333) 3
   
Social Area (choose 3)  
Valuing Difference (SOC 204) 3
Women, Society and Culture (SOC 213) 3
Cultural and Social Change (SOC 361) 3
Race and Ethnicity (SOC 359) 3
Food Security (IS 320) 3

Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/953-ashley-michele-pirovano"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,1349,1650/7849_pirovano.rev.1472490808.jpg" alt="Ashley Michele Pirovano" title="Ashley Michele Pirovano" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/953-ashley-michele-pirovano">Ashley Michele Pirovano</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Biology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/814-zach-barbati-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/146,0,747,601/6728_zach.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Zach Barbati " title="Zach Barbati " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/814-zach-barbati-">Zach Barbati </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/816-devin-columbus-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/156,70,452,366/6607_devin.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Devin Columbus " title="Devin Columbus " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/816-devin-columbus-">Devin Columbus </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1729-alice-trye-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/1,72,393,463/13853_alice.rev.1473748058.jpg" alt="Alice Trye " title="Alice Trye " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1729-alice-trye-">Alice Trye </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Bachelor of Science in Biology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/885-olympia-gaglioti-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,20,237,257/6597_olympia.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Olympia Gaglioti " title="Olympia Gaglioti " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/885-olympia-gaglioti-">Olympia Gaglioti </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1407-raymond-romano-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/11232_romano_raymond_1508-01.rev.1472490806.jpg" alt="Raymond Romano " title="Raymond Romano " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1407-raymond-romano-">Raymond Romano </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Biology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1540-victoria-mcilrath-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/137,0,1917,1780/12683_drexel_photo.rev.1458251526.jpg" alt="Victoria McIlrath " title="Victoria McIlrath " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1540-victoria-mcilrath-">Victoria McIlrath </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Biology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/815-emerson-khost-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/144,106,767,729/6530_emerson.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Emerson Khost " title="Emerson Khost " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/815-emerson-khost-">Emerson Khost </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/818-kirtan-kaur-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/16,91,1440,1516/7408_6032_kaur.rev.1472490808.jpg" alt="Kirtan Kaur " title="Kirtan Kaur " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/818-kirtan-kaur-">Kirtan Kaur </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a> with Minor in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-environmental-studies.php" target="_blank">Environmental Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/817-elizabeth-perez-"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/90,77,338,325/6538_elizabeth.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Perez " title="Elizabeth Perez " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/817-elizabeth-perez-">Elizabeth Perez </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2006, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>