Department of Public Health Education

Curriculum

The BS degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Studies online requires the completion of the University's General Education Core requirements and Public Health Related courses.

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies is designed to prepare individuals for positions in health-related fields and provide a base for graduate study. The major consists of 36 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of health electives.

University Residency and Minimum Requirements

  • 122 Total Semester Credits:
    • Accepted transfer credit (only 64 credit hours can be transferred from a community college) + courses completed at UNCG.
  • 31 Semester Credits from UNCG:
    • Minimum 12 s.h. toward any major and 9 s.h. toward any minor.
  • 36 Semester Credits at 300 Level or Above.
    • (HEA courses will meet this requirement)
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA: Minimum GPA for Public Health Major

Health Studies (48 Credits)

MAJOR AREA REQUIREMENTS Credits
Health Studies Requirements
48
Required Major Area Courses
36
HEA201 – Personal Health
3
HEA207 – International Health
3
HEA260 – Human Sexuality
3
HEA308 – Introduction to Public Health
3
HEA310 – Emotional Health
3
HEA314– Public Health Diseases
3
HEA315 – Epidemiology
3
HEA316 – Environmental Health
3
HEA325 – Public Health Data Analysis
3
HEA331 – Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
3
HEA412 – Community Health Organizations
3
HEA490 – Health Seminar
3
HEA Electives (Electives Rotate Each Semester)
12
HEA313 – Medical Terminology for the Public Health Professional
3
HEA333 – Health of Women
3
HEA347 – Health of Lower Income Groups
3
HEA450 – Health Disparities
3
HEA450 – Worksite Wellness
3
HEA470 – Adolescent Health
3

Course Sequence

The program begins with the junior year and culminates with a seminar in health in the spring semester of the senior year. For more information on the course sequence, please click on the following link:

Sample Course Sequence

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