PHS majors undertake foundational courses in:
- Public Health – Human Health and Disease, Epidemiology, Experiential Learning in Public Health, and Public Health Capstone.
- Biology – lower division courses in physiology, ecology and evolution, and cell and molecular biology.
- Chemistry – lower division inorganic and organic chemistry courses.
- Social Science – introductory courses selected from anthropology, psychology, sociology, and political science.
- Mathematics (Calculus) and Statistics
PHS majors choose electives from approved upper division courses in:
- Public Health
- Biology or Chemistry
- Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, History, or Communications
For requirements for the public health sciences major, please see the 2011 Checksheet:
This table shows when courses were offered in the 2010-2011 academic year, and in fall of 2011. There
is no guarantee that they will be offered in the same quarter in the future, but courses tend to be offered
in the same slot year to year, so this is the best guide we have.
Note – Courses are not offered in a given year for various reasons at the departmental level. It is difficult
to predict when these courses will be offered again.
Click here for the Public Health Science major Internship approval form
The minor degree in Public Health can be combined with other majors in the natural or social sciences.
Courses are required in the following areas:
- Public Health
- Biology and Chemistry – two introductory courses from each discipline.
- Social Science – two approved lower division courses from anthropology, psychology, sociology, or political science.
- Electives – at least three upper division courses from the natural and social science electives approved for the PHS major.
2011 Public Health minor requirements