Public Health Curriculum

USCB offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in Public Health. To qualify for graduation, a student must meet general education requirements and health promotion program requirements as stated below.

  • I. General Education and Professional Program Requirements 51-58

The following general education requirements or their equivalent must be completed or transferred in for credit (each with a grade of "C" or higher). To receive a USCB degree the final 30 credit hours of coursework must be taken at USCB.

  • English 6

ENGL B101 or ENGL B105; ENGL B102 or ENGL B106. Each with a grade of 'C' or better).

Numerical and Analytical Reasoning

  • MATH B101 or a higher level mathematics course 3-4
  • MGSC B290 or CSCI B101 3
  • STAT B201 3


  • COMM B140, B201 or B230 3

Liberal Arts

  • HIST B101, B102, B111 or B112, B115 or B116 3
  • Fine Arts 3
  • PSYC B101 3
  • PSYC B209 or B321 3
  • ENGL B461 3
  • SOCY B360 (suggested elective)
  • Foreign Languages 0-6

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. For foreign languages taught at USCB, this requirement may be satisfied and credit earned by proficiency. For all other foreign languages, the requirement is waived but no credit is earned by demonstrating an equivalent proficiency.

Natural Sciences

  • BIOL B243 or equivalent coursework 4
  • BIOL B244 or equivalent coursework 4
  • Additional BIOL or CHEM from the equivalent coursework listed below 4
  • BIOL B101
  • BIOL B102
  • BIOL B110
  • BIOL B120 & B120L
  • BIOL B230
  • CHEM B109
  • CHEM B111
  • CHEM B112

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Studies

  • ANTH B452 or NURS B330 3


  • HRTM B242 or approved nutrition elective 3
  • II. Major Requirements (each with a grade of "C" or higher) 51
  • COMM B350 Health Communications 3
  • HPRO B310 Introduction to Health Promotion 3
  • HPRO B315 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3
  • HPRO B320 Chronic Disease and Risk Reduction 3
  • HPRO B330 Principles of Epidemiology 3
  • HPRO B340 Introduction to Environmental Health 3
  • HPRO B360 Health Behavior and Education 3
  • HPRO B390 Field Experience in Health Promotion 3
  • HPRO B380 Research Methods in Health Promotion 3
  • PHIL B312 Biomedical Ethics 3
  • HPRO 461 Writing in the Health Professions 3
  • HPRO B401 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
  • HPRO B410 Examining Health Inequalities 3
  • HPRO B420 Leadership and Management in Health Promotion 3
  • HPRO B450 Health Promotion Program Development 3
  • HPRO B460 Health Promotion Program Evaluation 3
  • HPRO B480 Internship in Health Promotion 3
  • HPRO B490 Senior Seminar 3
  • III. Electives
    (as necessary to earn the remaining credits required for degree completion)
  • Total hours required 120

Minor in Public Health

PUBH B310, PUBH B450, and four additional courses from the following list: PUBH B315, B320, B330, B340, B360, B410, B420