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Undergraduate Programs

Clusters

Clusters are officially authorized sets of related courses comprising at least twelve credit hours (three courses). Currently, there are six approved public health-related clusters: one in humanities, one in natural sciences and engineering, and four in social sciences.

Note: Students may choose to major, minor, or complete a cluster within the public health-related programs, but they may not do more than one.

Humanities Cluster

Bioethics (H1PH001)
In this cluster students will explore ethical controversies in biology, medicine, and public health.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Clusters

Epidemiology and Statistics (N1PH001)
This cluster examines the principles and skills required to assess population health.

Social Sciences Cluster

Health, Environment, and Sustainability (S1PH003)
This cluster gives students an overview of the relationship between public health and the environment, and of the social, political, and economic contributors to creating and solving environmental health problems.

Health Policy (S1PH002)
Students in this cluster will get an overview of health policy as it relates to the organization, financing, and provision of health care in the US, including its history.

Introduction to Public Health (S1PH001)
This cluster gives students an overview of the core competencies of public health.

Medicine in Context (S1PH004)
Students in this cluster will study how ethical and religious beliefs, and economic, political, psychological, and cultural factors affect the organization, financing, and use of health care in the United States as well as some other industrialized countries.