Undergraduate Pre-Public Health Seniors

Published: December 12th, 2012

Category: Department Life

Undergraduate seniors in the pre-public health track of the Bachelor’s of Health Science (BHS) Program pose for a photo in their Behavioral Science and Community Health (BSCH) t-shirts.

The t-shirts were given as a gift from the BSCH Department, who is known for their close-knit environment and family atmosphere. The BSCH Department offers a Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration in the MPH and PhD programs and more recently, a pre-public health undergraduate track.

The pre-public health track in the BHS program is a two-year, 60-credit curriculum consisting of the junior and senior years of undergraduate work. A primary purpose of the PBH track is to provide an educational foundation for students interested in advanced study in public health or a related field. It is also an excellent track for students interested in graduate or professional school in a health care field or who want to work in a health care setting after graduation and have acquired fundamental public health knowledge. The coursework includes a combination of core health science courses and specialty courses. Topics covered range from understanding the US health care system to public health management to global public health and applied epidemiology. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive the Bachelor of Health Science degree.