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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Public Health, BA


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The Bachelor of Arts program in Public Health is an ideal degree for students interested in careers where they can impact the health and well-being of their communities.  UNT Dallas’s Public Health degree features a broad-based and interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare students for a range of public health occupations.  Career possibilities range from health education and research to health administration and policy development.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum - 42 Hours

Core Requirements

Course Recommended

Hours

Communication 1 *Grade of C or better required

ENGL 1313 - College Writing I

3

Communication 2 *Grade of C or better required

ENGL 1323 - College Writing II or TECM 2700

3

Mathematics

MATH 1680 (Fulfilled by major requirement)

3

Life & Physical Sciences 1

BIOL 1710- Biology I (Fulfilled by major requirement)

3

Life & Physical Sciences 2

BIOL 1720- Biology II (Fulfilled by major requirement)

3

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

Any approved course in Foundational Area  

3

Creative Arts

Any approved course in Foundational Area 

3

American History 1

HIST 2610 - US History to 1865

3

American History 2

HIST 2620 - US History 1865 to Present

3

Government & Political Science 1

Any approved course in Foundational Area

3

Government & Political Science 2

Any approved course in Foundational Area

3

Social & Behavioral Science

SOCI 1510 - Introduction to Sociology

3

Component Area 1

COMM 1010- Introduction to Communication

3

Component Area 2

Any approved course in Foundational Area

3

Major Curriculum Requirements - 60 Hours - Must maintain a Major GPA of 2.5 or better

Math and Science Requirements- 12 Hours

Hours

MATH 1680- Elementary Probability and Statistics

3

BIOL 1132- Environmental Science

3

BIOL 1710- Biology for Science Majors I

3

BIOL 1720- Biology for Science Majors II

3

Public Health Core Courses- 12 Hours

Hours

PBHL 2300- Introduction to Public Health

3

SOCI 3120- Sociology of Health and Illness

3

HLTH 4100- Epidemiology 

3

PBHL 4390- Public Health Capstone *Prerequisite: Senior standing and grade of “C” or better in PBHL 2300 and 4310,  SOCI 3120

3

Public Health Electives - 30 Hours, with at least 3 hours from each of the four Clusters

Cluster 1 - Health Science

Cluster 2 - Behavioral and Community Health Cluster 3 - Diversity, Ethics, and Health Policy Cluster 4 - Health Promotion and Programs

PBHL 3310- Human Nutrition

BIOL 2041- Microbiology

BIOL 43XX- Urban Ecology

SOCI 3240- Qualitative Data Collection

KINE 3551- Movement Skills

 

AGER 4550- Sociology of Aging

PSYC 2580- Health Psychology

PSYC 3620- Developmental Psychology

SOCI 3110- Sociology of Mental Health

SOCI 3300- Urban Sociology

SOCI 4350- Community Organization

SPAN 4350- Spanish in the Community

SOCI 4540- Race and EthnicMinorities

SOCI 4240- Sociology of Sexuality

PBHL 3330- Health Policy

 

AGER 4500- Long-Term Care Older Adults

AGER 4780- Aging Programs & Services

HSML 3000- Human Services Non-Profit Sector

PBHL 3320- Planning & Admin. Health Programs

PBHL 4340- Health Promotion Skills and Competencies

 

 

Courses

Hours

Public Health Elective (choose  from Cluster 1- Health Science )

3

Public Health Elective (choose from Cluster 2- Behavioral and Community Health)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from Cluster 3- Diversity, Ethics, and Global Health)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from Cluster 4 - Health Promotion and Programs)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from any of the four Clusters)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from any of the four Clusters)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from any of the four Clusters)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from any of the four Clusters)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from any of the four Clusters)

3

Public Health Elective (choose from any of the four Clusters)

3

Electives/Minor - 24 Hours 
*Please note a minor is not required but is strongly recommended

Course

Hours

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

Minor, Certificate or General Elective

3

UNT Dallas Degree Requirements:

Requirement

120 hours (minimum) required for degree completion

Residency Requirement - At least 30 hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

42 Advanced Hours (3XXX or 4XXX) - 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

UNT Dallas GPA 2.0 or higher required

Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher required

Public Health GPA 2.5 or higher required

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