Public Health, B.S.
The mission of the Public Health major is to prepare Christian men and women in mind and character to promote and enhance the health of individuals, families, communities, and regions through education, empowerment, assessment, and planning.
The Public Health major is designed to prepare students for careers in various aspects of public health, including health care systems, health care policy and administration, occupational and environmental health, health promotion, and global health. The curriculum is designed with a foundation in basic science courses from biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as key courses in public health and health science that cover psychological, scientific, and behavioral aspects of health. The major includes quantitative and qualitative coursework that equips undergraduates with a broad understanding of the discipline, preparing them for career success in the public health arena, as well as graduate degree programs such as the M.P.H., Dr.PH. or Ph.D.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health, students will be able to:
- Assess the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental factors impacting the health of an individual, family, and/or community consistent with best practices in public health (ULO 1).
- Educate and motivate the individual, family, community and/or global society to work toward common goals of preventing and reducing health risks consistent with best practices in public health (ULO 1, ULO2, ULO 3).
- Use modern technology and evidence-based methods/information to assist populations in promotion of health consistent with best practices in public health (ULO 1, ULO 3).
- Apply a biblical worldview to the concepts of lifespan health, disease prevention, healing, and community service (ULO 1, ULO2, ULO 3).
Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
|Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Courses|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Program Core Requirements|
|BIOS 111||Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOS 113||Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory||1|
|BIOS 112||Fundamentals of Organismal Biology||3|
|BIOS 114||Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory||1|
|BIOS 254||Human Anatomy||4|
|or BIOS 381||Advanced Physiology|
|BIOS 312||Cell and Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOS 322||Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology||2|
|BIOS 355||Environmental Health: An Ecological Perspective||4|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 301||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 311||Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I||1|
|INCS 430||Seminar: Topics in Intercultural Health Care||3|
|KNES 307||Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology||3|
|KNES 335||Health Concepts||3|
|KNES 350||Public Health Principles and Practice||3|
|KNES 450||Health Behavior||3|
|KNES 456||Health Care Systems||3|
|KNES 475||Public Health Capstone Practicum||1|
|MATH 210||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||3|
|or MATH 318||Biostatistics|
|PHSC 111||Physics I||3|
|PHSC 117||Physics I Laboratory||1|
|PHSC 112||Physics II||3|
|PHSC 118||Physics II Laboratory||1|
|PSYC 309||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|or PSYC 320||Developmental Psychology: Lifespan|