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 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||1|
|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 337||Exercise in Health and Disease||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|
NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.
Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.
See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.
|BBST 103 or 165||3||BBST 103 or 165||3|
|BIOS 112||3||BBST 209 or 210||3|
|BIOS 114||1||BIOS 111||3|
|CHEM 105||4||BIOS 113||1|
|PSYC 200 (required)||3||BIOS 254||4|
|ENGL 100 or 112||3||CHEM 106||4|
|Total Credits 36|
|BBST 209 or 210||3||BBST 251||3|
|BBST 354||3||BIOS 281 or 381||4|
|MATH 210 or 318||3||BIOS 282||4|
|Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)||3||PSYC 309 or 320||3|
|KNES 107||1||Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|Total Credits 30|
|BIOS 355||4||BBST 365||3|
|KNES 337||3||BIOS 312||3|
|KNES 350||3||BIOS 322||1|
|KNES 450||3||ENGL 313||3|
|PHSC 111||3||KNES 307||3|
|PHSC 117||1||PHSC 112||3|
|Writing Competency Requirement||PHSC 118||1|
|Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office|
|Total Credits 34|
|BBST 300/400 Bible Elective||3||BBST 306, 316, or 326||3|
|CHEM 301||3||BBST 465||3|
|CHEM 311||1||HIST 200, 201, or POSC 225||3|
|KNES 456||3||INCS 430||3|
|Communication (see Core Curriculum)||3||KNES 475||1|
|Literature (see Core Curriculum)||3||Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)||4|
|KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)||1|
|Total Credits 34|
Fulfills Kinesiology and Health Science Core Curriculum requirement.