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Courses for a Degree in Public Health

In addition to a focus on public health courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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