Public Health B.S.P.H. (Emphasis in Health Education and Promotion)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Nutrition and Health
Additional Science with Lab 1
The additional hour will be used in electives
Major Requirements33
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Chronic Diseases: A Modern Epidemic
Health Care Systems and Advocacy
Principles of Environmental Health
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Modifying Health Behaviors
Introduction to Global Health
Internship in Public Health 2
Health Education and Promotion Emphasis15
Foundations of Health Education and Promotion Practice
Health Education and Promotion Program Planning I
Health Education and Promotion Program Planning II
Research Methods and Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion
Promotional Strategies for Health Programs
Select 9 credit hours from the following Directed Major Electives:9
Substance Use and Abuse
Multicultural and Social Determinants of Health
Stress Theory and Management in Health Promotion
Sexuality Education
Introduction to Global Health Policy
Consumer Health
Selected Topics in Public Health
International Studies Abroad in Public Health
Global Maternal and Child Health
Health Aspects of Aging
Global Environmental Health
Topics in Global Epidemiology
International Development in Health (Poverty, Social Justice and Global Health)
Directed Individual Study
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Carryover from Area F
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Admission to Georgia Southern University
  • A total institution GPA of 2.0 or better on all course work attempted (transfer coursework 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 coursework attempted
  • The 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.


Undergraduate students are advised by the Undergraduate Advisor in the College of Public Health. The advisor is located in Room 1016 in Hendricks Hall, (912) 478-2674. To make an advising appointment, send an email to: