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Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program

The Bachelor of Science in Public health degree provides a foundation for students wishing to obtain employment in a public health profession or continue their education with graduate studies in public health. This degree has two different concentration areas, which require 42 General Education credit hours, as well as the following 29-30 credits in the Public Health Field of Study as of Fall 2014:

  • PBHL 1310 Health and Society: An Introduction to Public Health, 3 Credit Hours
  • PBHL 2310 Introduction to Epidemiology, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 2320 Medical Ethics, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 3310 Principles of Health Promotion and Education, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 3320 Statistics for Healthcare, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 4305 Issues and Trends in Health Care, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 4310 Introduction to Health Management and Policy, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 4320 Public Health Law, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 4350 Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 3 credit hours
  • PBHL 4080 Seminar and Internship in Public Health, 4 credit hours

The remaining 51 credits are taken based on the track that the student chooses, which are detailed below:

Concentration 1: Public Health Educator

Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Public Health Educator Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health concentration in Public Health Educator will prepare students to provide health education, promote healthy lifestyles and healthy choices, prevent diseases and enhance quality of life in communities. The Public Health Educator curriculum focuses on interdisciplinary efforts to address the physical, social, behavioral, mental, and environmental health concerns of communities and population at risk for disease and injury. Graduates will plan and evaluate health services in communities, coordinate the community efforts of government agencies, care systems and private organizations and serve as advocates of improved community wellness.

Classes for the Health Education Concentration include:

  • Business Computer Information Systems 3315, 3 credit hours
  • Education 3320, 3 credit hours
  • Communication 2320, 3 credit hours
  • Psychology 3303, 3 credit hours
  • Sociology 3304 and 4314, 6 credit hours
  • Health Professions Technology 3350, 4204 and 4349, 8 credit hours
  • Marketing 3314 and 3316, 6 credit hours
  • Wildlife, Sustainability & Ecosystem Science 1322, 3325 and 3359, 9 credit hours
  • Kinesiology 1301 and FACS 4360, 6 credit hours

Concentration 2: Public Health Professional

Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Public Health Professional with plans for Public Health Graduate Training

Graduates of the Pre-Graduate Public Health program will be prepared to either enter employment as a Health Education specialist or other public health career or pursue a graduate education in public health.

Classes For the Pre-Graduate Health Concentration include:

  • Biology 3407, 4 credit hours
  • Chemistry 1411 and 1412, 8 credit hours
  • Math 1342, 3 credit hours
  • Psychology 2301, 7 credit hours
  • Wildlife, Sustainability & Ecosystem Science 1322, 3325 or 3359, 3 credit hours
  • Marketing 3314 and 3316, 6 credit hours
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences 4202 and 4360, 5 credit hours
  • Sociology 3304 or 4314, 3 credit hours
  • Psychology 3303, 3350, or 4305, 6 credit hours
  • FACS 4360, 6 credit hours
  • Communication elective, 3 credit hours
  • Nutrition Science Concentration

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Admissions

How to Pay

Locations

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program is offered on the Stephenville Campus with portions of Track 2 at Tarleton Fort Worth along Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Job Market

Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and the utilization of available health care services.

Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because increases in the aging population, increases in demand for substance abuse treatment, and overall population growth.

Contact

Subi Gandhi, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Professor and Advisor
gandhi@tarleton.edu
Phone: 254-968-0578