2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 27, 2021  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health

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Melissa Galvin Lumpkin, Chair, Professor
Keith T. Elder, Professor
Monique Ahinee Amamoo, Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Program
Rachel Casiday, Associate Professor; Director, Experiental Learning
Kimberly Davey, Associate Professor; Director, Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements    

Public Health Major (B.S.)  

Public Health Minor  

Joint Degree (Undergraduate+Graduate)
Fast-Track Master of Public Health (B.S./M.P.H.)

The Department of Public Health offers a major in public health, leading to a bachelor of science degree, as well as a fast-track version for students pursuing both the bachelor’s degree and the master of public health. The department also offers a minor in public health.

General Education: University Core Curriculum and Distribution Requirements

General Education Distribution Requirements are noted in the individual degree tables. In those cases where a requirement is not specified, see General Education Overview  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses.

Fast-Track Master of Public Health (B.S./M.P.H.)

Undergraduate students from select undergraduate Samford majors are eligible to participate in a fast track option that allows students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in their selected major and a master of public health (M.P.H.) degree. The length of the fast-track program depends on the undergraduate major students are pursuing. Generally, the first three years are dedicated to completion of all required undergraduate courses. Students then enroll in M.P.H. courses during their senior year of undergraduate study. The M.P.H. courses completed during that year also satisfy general and directed undergraduate elective requirements, allowing students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Students will seamlessly enter the M.P.H. program and complete the required number of semesters to earn their M.P.H. degree.

Participation in this program requires careful advisement and scheduling as well as permission of both the department chair of the undergraduate major and the chair of the Department of Public Health. A comprehensive list of eligible undergraduate majors is coming soon. Please contact Melissa Lumpkin, department chair, to learn more about the program.




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