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Health Sciences ( Public Health )

Health Sciences ( Public Health )

The professional concentration in Public Health is designed to provide students the opportunity to work as public health professionals, and/or entry into a Master of Public Health degree program. The curriculum offers courses related to the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy management, and social and behavioral sciences). Students specializing in this concentration may select one of four options: Minor in Health Services Administration, Minor in Nutrition, Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Qualification for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) Exam. Students should recognize that this program does not automatically lead to the REHS/RS certification. Students interested in this certification must meet with an advisor to discuss eligibility requirements.

This concentration also requires students to take a 300-hour internship in a professional setting such as community health agencies, the Department of Public Health and Social Services, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, or various private groups that participate in services related to public health.

 

Core Courses:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124LAnatomy & Physiology I4 credits*
BI125/125LAnatomy & Physiology II4 credits*
CF230 orNutrition & Health or 
CF231Nutrition for Health Pro3 credits
HS200Health & Wellness3 credits*
HS216Intro to Public Health3 credits
HS405/GEpidemiology3 credits
HS416Research in Nursing and Health Sciences3 credits
HS498Internship6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I3 credits*
MA387Statistics for Sciences4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology2 credits
NU344Aging: Myths & Realities3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits

 

 

Concentration in Public Health

 

Core Courses:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124LAnatomy & Physiology I4 credits*
BI125/125LAnatomy & Physiology II4 credits*
CF230 orNutrition & Health or 
CF231Nutrition for Health Pro3 credits
HS200Health & Wellness3 credits*
HS216Intro to Public Health3 credits
HS405/GEpidemiology3 credits
HS416Research in Nursing and Health Sciences3 credits
HS498Internship6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I3 credits*
MA387Statistics for Sciences4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology2 credits
NU344Aging: Myths & Realities3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits    

            

Concentration in Public Health Requirements:

Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BI100/100LEnvironmental Biology4 credits
BI225/225LBasic Microbiology w/Lab4 credits
CF/AG389Extension Programs & Planning3 credits
CH100/L or higherIntro to Inorganic Chemistry4 credits
CH101/L or higherIntro to Organic Chemistry4 credits
HS210Human Biology & Behavior3 credits
HS355Human Sexuality3 credits
HS451Research & Report Writing3 credits
HS491Current Topics in Health Sciences6 credits
PA206Public Health & Disease Management3 credit
SO 101Introduction to Sociology3 credits*
 Plus any one of the four options: 
Option 1:Minor in Health Services Admin15 credits
Option 2:Minor in Nutrition16 credits*
Option 3:Social/Behavioral Emphasismin 15 credits
Option 4:Environmental Health Emphasismin 15 credits
 
Total: (52-53+ 3)**
55-56 credits

 *GE

 **includes 21 upper division credits)

 

Required GEs55 credits
Core27 credits
Concentration52-53 credits
Grand Total Credits
 134-135 credits

 

 

 

 

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Health Sciences?

  1. Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  2. Dietitians and Nutritionists
  3. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  4. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  5. Health Educators
  6. Recreation and Fitness Workers
  7. Recreational Therapists

Health Sciences ( Public Health ) is a Undergraduate Degrees program in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences

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