A major is available in public health.
Major in public health
54-56 credit hours
Supporting courses (24-26 credits)
- Chem 101 (3) and Chem 103 (4) or Chem 111 (4) and Chem 112 (4)7-8
- BIOL 206, Microbiology (3) or BIOL 300, Microbial Biology (4)3-4
- CHEM 220, Human Nutrition3
- BIOL 115, Medical Terminology1
- BIOL 203, Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
- BIOL 204, Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
- BIOL 319, Human Pathophysiology3
Public health courses (30 credits)
- PUBH 200, Introduction to Public Health3
- PUBH 210, Health Care in Diverse Communities3
- PUBH 310, Public Health Policy and Administration3
- PUBH 320, Perspectives in Global Health3
- NURS 309, Healthcare Ethics3
- PSYC 380, Statistics in Research 3
- SOC 391, Methods of Social Research3
- PUBH 330, Epidemiology3
- PUBH 409, Internship in Public Health3
- PUBH 410, Senior Seminar3
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates in public health will:
- Identify relevant health disparities in the community.
- Design an appropriate health education program for the community.
- Implement an education program to improve community health.
- Analyze the success of a delivered community health program.
- Demonstrate critical thinking strategies, creativity, and reflection when processing a problem.
- Demonstrate professional ethical leadership behavior and skills, including attire, communication, relationships, responsibility, initiative and the ability to empower others.
- Demonstrate knowledge of research methods, statistics and inquiry skills.
|First year||Goshen Core
Anatomy and Physiology
|Second year||200 level public health courses
|Third year||300 level public health courses
Methods of Social Research
|Fourth year||400 level public health courses
Planning and advising notes
The major in public health can be paired with a minor in one of the following disciplines: International Studies, Health, Environmental Studies, Social Policy & Advocacy, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies. Students with no high school chemistry or high school chemistry grades lower than B- in two semesters are required to take CHEM 101. See prerequisites for BIOL 206, BIOL 300, and CHEM 220 in course descriptions.