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  Oct 17, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Major (B.S.)


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The bachelor of science (B.S.) in public health degree program will train students in multidisciplinary approaches to public health practice and research. The degree will explore both quantitative and qualitative aspects of public health at all levels of analysis. Graduates will advance, through employment or further education, to become the new generation of public health professionals prepared to face the emerging challenges to human health from a population perspective. The bachelor of science in public health is offered through Samford’s College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health. The public health major will provide students a broad and rigorous sequence of courses in public health including the role and importance of data management and analysis, the skills to identify and address population health concerns, the ability to implement a health project, health communication skills, and an understanding of the health system and how it impacts health. For graduates with this bachelor’s degree who wish to enter the job market directly, there is a plethora of opportunities in private and public organizations for entry-level personnel in public health. These include statewide and regional health care agencies (Jefferson County Health Department, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Alabama Department of Public Health), community clinics focusing on preventive health, water and air quality management districts, biomedical companies, health-education institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Required Courses


University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits


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General Education Requirements: 34 Credits


Public Health Major: 52 Credits


Public Health Electives: 9 Credits


Choose 9 public health credits, as directed by advisor.

General Electives: 20 Credits


(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128


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