Sample 2-Year & 4-Year Academic Plans

Sample 4-year schedule for BA student

Students pursuing a public health major over four years have some flexibility in scheduling. The following outline is intended as a guide and lists only courses for the major. Students must, of course, take courses to fulfill all college and core requirements. Please note the additional required CHEM 220 and 230 courses for the BS and include them in the freshmen or sophomore year.

First year

  • BIOL 200 Intro to Biology: Flow of Energy
  • BIOL 201 Intro to Biology: Flow of Information
  • PH 101 Public Health 101

For students pursuing the BS, requirements include:

  • CHEM 220 (for BS only)
  • CHEM 230 (for BS only)

Sophomore year

  • SOC 301 Social Statistics   or   MATH 207 General Elementary Statistics
  • PH 200 Epidemiology
  • PH 310 Social Foundations of Population Health
  • One elective

Junior year

  • PH 352 Program Development and Evaluation
  • PH 370 Pre-Field Experience Seminar
  • Three electives

Senior year

  • PH 380 Public Health Field Experience (fall of senior year or spring of junior year)
  • Capstone I and II (fall and spring)
  • One elective

Sample 2-year schedule for BA student

The courses that transfer students need to take in order to complete the public health major in 2 years will depend upon each student’s previous coursework. Typically, transfer students will transfer in some lower-division course work. (This schedule assumes that a student has completed biology and statistics courses prior to the junior year). If pursuing the BS, please also complete CHEM 220 and 230 as soon as possible.  

Junior year

  • PH 101 Public Health 101
  • PH 200 Epidemiology
  • PH 310 Social Foundations of Population Health
  • PH 352 Program Development and Evaluation
  • PH 370 Pre-Field Experience Seminar
  • Two Public Health electives 

Senior year

  • PH 380 Public Health Field Experience
  • Capstone I and II (fall and spring, with field experience occurring in the fall semester)
  • Three Public Health electives