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Bachelor's in Public Health

The Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services has begun offering a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. The Public Health program prepares professionals to support consumers with health care needs and disabilities in achieving their life’s goals through analyzing each individual’s health care needs. Due to the broad focus of this program, individuals may pursue careers within various public hospitals, health departments, and non-profits, in the public health care industries. Graduates of our program may choose from a wide variety of specializations enabling them to succeed in many different roles in health care.

Public Health Major Requirements

Public Health Core, 7 Classes (21 hours)

  • EPSY 3013 - Reading and Understanding Research
  • GEOG 3500 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • HLTH 1570 - Environmental Health and Safety
  • HLTH 2400 - Introduction to Global Health
  • HLTH 3100 - Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease
  • PADM 4450 - Public Policy Analysis
  • PSCI 4520 - International Human Rights

Public Health Tracks, 4 Classes (12 hours)

Population Studies Track:
  • ANTH 4200 - Health, Healing and Culture: Medical Anthropology
  • PSYC 2580 - Health Psychology
  • SOCI 3120 - Sociology of Health and Illness 
  • SOCI 4750 - World Population Trends and Problems
Biological Sciences Track:
  • BIOL 1710 - Biology for Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1720 - Biology for Science Majors II
  • BIOL 1760 - Biology for Science Majors Laboratory
  • BIOL 2301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2311 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

Elective Requirements (45 hours)

Health Core, 9 Classes (27 hours)

Nine courses chosen from the following list:

  • HLTH 1100 - School and Community Health Problems and Services
  • HLTH 1900 - Principles of Health
  • HLTH 2100 - Mental Health
    or SOCI 3110 - Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care
  • HLTH 2200 - Family Life and Human Sexuality
    or PSYC 4470 - Sexual Behavior
    or SOCI 4240 - Sociology of Sexuality
  • HLTH 3110 - Health Promotion: Development and Application of Presentation Skills
  • HLTH 3120 - Drugs and Human Health
  • HLTH 3300 - Health Emergencies and First Aid
  • HLTH 4430 - Planning, Administration and Evaluation of Health Programs
  • HLTH 4600 - Behavioral Change Strategies in Health Promotion
    or PSYC 2580 - Health Psychology
  • HLTH 3130 - Health Promotion Skills and Competencies
  • HLTH 4251 - Consumer Health Advocacy
  • HLTH 4300 - Health Promotion in the Corporate Setting
  • HLTH 4500 - Leadership and Professional Proficiency in Health Promotion
  • HLTH 4850 - Internship in Community Health Promotion

Elective Concentrations, 6 Classes (18 hours)

Epidemiology:
  • DSCI 2710 - Data Analysis with Spreadsheets
  • GEOG 4120 - Medical Geography
  • GEOG 4580 - GIS in Health
  • BIOL 4820 - Computational Epidemiology
  • GEOG 4410 - Location-Allocation Modeling
  • Or other courses approved by an advisor
Administration:
  • COMM 2020 - Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 3220 - Health Communication
  • PADM 3000 - Public Administration
  • PADM 3020 - Public Management
  • RESM 4050 - Management Perspectives in the Recreation, Event and Sport Industries
  • PADM 4220 - Proposal Writing and Grants Administration
  • Or other courses approved by an advisor
Emergency and Disaster Management:
  • EADP 3010 - Introduction to Emergency Management
  • EADP 3035 - Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness
  • EADP 3045 - Disaster Response and Recovery
  • EADP 4010 - Public Health and Disasters
  • EADP 4050 - Special Populations and Disasters
  • EADP 4090 - Terrorism and Emergency Management
  • Or other courses approved by an advisor
Biological Sciences:
  • BIOL 1112 - Contemporary Biology
  • BIOL 2302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2312 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
  • BIOL 3500 - Medical Terminology
  • BIOL 4250 - Pharmacology: Biological Basis of Drug Action
  • HMGT 1450 - Principles of Nutrition
  • BIOL 3350 - Human Heredity
  • Courses listed in public health track or approved by an advisor.
Population Studies:
  • ANTH 4220 - Anthropology in Public Health
  • COUN 2620 - Diversity and Cultural Awareness
    or HDFS 3153 - The Impact of Culture on Individuals and Families
  • HLTH 2200 - Family Life and Human Sexuality (if not taken in HLTH core)
  • SOCI 3120 - Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCI 3560 - Sociology of Disasters
  • SOCI 4550 - Sociology of Aging
  • Courses listed in public health track or approved by an advisor

Program Contact

Questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Ami Moore, Undergraduate Program Coordinator at ami.moore@unt.edu. To see an advisor, please contact the College of Health and Public Service Advising Office by phone at (940) 565-4115 or make an appointment online at https://appointments.unt.edu/