You may choose to major, minor, or complete a cluster within the public health-related programs, but cannot do more than one. You are also permitted to use up to two transfer courses toward your public health degree program.
Students need to have completed two of the five Public Health General Core courses (PHLT 101, PHLT 102, PHLT 103, introductory STAT course, and either PHIL 228 or PHIL 225) before they can declare a public health major.
Natural Sciences Major
Social Sciences Majors
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of public health, no more than two courses can overlap between a public health major and another major. Foundational courses are included as overlaps.
Pre-requisite courses and the introductory STAT course (either STAT 211 or STAT 212) are not included in course overlap.
A public health-related major can easily integrate with an interest in the health professions, such as medical or dental school. Pre-health students may approach completing the necessary pre-health admission requirements in several different ways. It is to the applicants' advantage to tailor their schedules to reflect their specific needs and strengths. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a health professions advisor for further program planning assistance.