Public Health B.S.P.H. (Emphasis in Environmental Health)

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
Select 18 credit hours from the following:
Biological Anthropology
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Biology Laboratory II
Child Development
Health Communication
Introduction to International Studies
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
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Public Administration
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Gerontology
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 1
Environmental Health Emphasis15
Global Environmental Health
Occupational Health in Public Health Practice
Environmental Health Practice
Public Health Aspects of Vector-borne Diseases: Control and Prevention
Food Safety and Health
Directed Major Electives9
Select 9 credit hours from the following:
Substance Use and Abuse
Foundations of Health Education and Promotion Practice
Stress Theory and Management in Health Promotion
Sexuality Education
Introduction to Global Health Policy
Consumer Health
Health Education and Promotion Program Planning I
Health Education and Promotion Program Planning II
Research Methods and Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion
International Studies Abroad in Public Health
Global Maternal and Child Health
Health Aspects of Aging
Topics in Global Epidemiology
International Development in Health (Poverty, Social Justice and Global Health)
Promotional Strategies for Health Programs
Directed Individual Study
Select 3 credit hours of Electives
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 course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered). All transfer credits must be evaluated by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and posted on the Georgia Southern transcript upon official acceptance to the University.
  • 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.


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