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Courses for a Degree in Public Health

Public Health deals with the health of entire populations. It is focused on preventing disease.

For this major you’ll take lots of public health classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in public health.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in public health:

Social Work Courses:

  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Prevention of Drug Abuse
  • Human Sexuality
  • Terminology for the Health Professions
  • Seminar in Public Health
  • Health Care and Public Policy
  • Research in Public Health
  • First Responder and First Aid
  • Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Principles and Practice of Mental Health Promotion
  • Health Care Consumerism
  • Global Health Issues, Concepts, and Perspectives
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Behavior Theories and Application
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Human Diseases
  • Multicultural Health
  • Public Health Thesis

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology