Health Education and Promotion B.S.P.H. (Concentration in Global Health)

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from the following:3
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
*Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area D3: STAT   2231
*Students must make a "C" or better in all area D classes
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
BIOL   2240Microbiology4
KINS   2511Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1
KINS   2512Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
KINS   2531Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
KINS   2532Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
NTFS   2530Nutrition and Health3
Additional Science with Lab 13
The additional hour will be used in electives
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
PUBH   2131Intro to Comm and Public Hlth3
PUBH   3131Chronic Diseases: A Modern Epidemic3
PUBH   3132Health Care Systems and Advocacy3
PUBH   3136Principles of Environmental Health3
PUBH   3138Mult. and Social Determinants3
PUBH   3231Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
PUBH   3330Modifying Health Behaviors3
PUBH   3431Introduction to Global Health 3
PUBH   3432Introduction to Global Health Policy3
PUBH   4232Global Environmental Health 3
PUBH   4233Topics in Global Epidemiology 3
PUBH   4234International Development in Health (Poverty, Social Justice and Global Health)3
PUBH   4798Internship in Health Education and Promotion 212
Select 9 credit hours from the following Directed Major Electives: 39
Substance Use and Abuse
Foundations of Health Education and Promotion Practice
Stress Theory and Management in Health Promotion
Sexuality Education
Consumer Health
Selected Topics in Health Science
Selected Topics in Health Science
International Studies Abroad in Health and Promotion
Health Education and Promotion Program Planning I
Health Education and Promotion Program Planning II
Research Methods and Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion
Global Maternal and Child Health
Health Aspects of Aging
Promotional Strategies for Health Programs
Directed Individual Study
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Carryover from Area F
Total Credit Hours126

Must be Biology or Chemistry Laboratory Science, excluding Environmental Laboratory Science Courses. 


Students not meeting the prerequisite requirements for the internship must complete a minor.


Students selecting PUBH 4132 must also take PUBH 4133 and PUBH 4134.

Program Admission Criteria

  • Admission to Georgia Southern University
  • A total institution GPA of 2.0 or better on all course work attempted (transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered)
  • Completed a minimum of 60 credit hours
  • A minimum grade of “C” in all Area F course work attempted
  • Student must have completed or be registered in PUBH 2131

Program Progression Requirements

  • Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course(s) prior to registering for an advanced course.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all major courses, Directed Major Electives, and Area F courses; and have a GPA of 2.5 AND above to enroll in PUBH 4798.