2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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Community and Public Health (B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

September Kirby, Program Coordinator
Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences
Wagner Hall 403, Box 2275A
605-688-5387

Program Information

The Community and Public Health Education program is designed to prepare students in planning, implementing, delivering and evaluating health programs that will improve the quality of life of individuals, groups and communities.

Majoring in Community and Public Health is an excellent foundation for students to apply to various graduate and professional programs, which may include: medical school, physician’s assistant school, chiropractor school, physical therapy school, occupational therapy school, and health administration and counseling.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Community and Public Health major, students should be able to:

  • Inquiry and Analysis – Students will analyze factors that influence health and illness of individuals, groups or communities.
  • Communication Skills – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate health information, in both oral and written forms, and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – Students will demonstrate knowledge of contributions made by individuals from diverse and/or underrepresented groups to one’s local, national and global communities.
  • Ethical Reasoning – Students will assess and reflect personal values in relation to current issues and ethical dilemmas within the health profession.
  • Information Literacy – Students will demonstrate the ability to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize health information.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking – Student will productively participate in a group activity.

Academic Requirements

A minimum final grade of “C” is required in all Major Requirements courses.

Course Delivery Format

Instruction for the Community and Public Health major occurs through face to face and online course delivery methods.

Requirements for Community and Public Health Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences 

System General Education Requirements


College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements


Health and Nutritional Sciences Department Requirements


Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences

System General Education Requirements 32-33 Credit Hours
College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements 4 Credit Hours
Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences Requirements 3 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 58 Credit Hours
Electives** 22-23 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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