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Suggested Course of Study

B.S. in Public Health Education

Freshman

First Semester

 

Second Semester

 

Natural Science w/lab
EN 101 English Composition I
MA 113 College Algebra
Humanities/Fine Arts*
BAS Transfer Course**

 

Total:

4 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hr
3 hr

 

16 hrs

Natural Science w/lab.
EN  102 English Composition II
COM 101 Oral Communication
Humanities and Fine Arts Course*
KIN 285 Technology in Exercise and Sport
or Other computer skills course
                                                                    

 Total:

4 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

 

16 hrs

Sophomore

First Semester

 

Second Semester

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Course*
BAS Transfer Course**
BAS Transfer Course**
BAS Transfer Course**
Social Science Course

Total:

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

15 hrs

Humanities & Fine Arts Course*
Critical Thinking Course
BAS Transfer Course**
BAS Transfer Course**
BAS Transfer Course**

Total:

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

15 hrs

Junior**

First Semester

 

Second Semester

 

HED 240 Introduction to Public Health
HED 241 Biostatistics for Public Health
HED 310 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
HED 316 Chronic Disease and Public Health

 

Total:

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs.

16 hrs

HED 315 Infectious Disease in Public Health
HED 314 Principles of Epidemiology
HED 325 Global Health
HED Elective Course
HED Elective Course

 

Total:

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

 

15 hrs

Senior***

First Semester

 

Second Semester

 

HED 320 Environmental Public Health
HED 350 Public Health Interventions
HED Elective Course
General Elective Course
General Elective Course

Total:

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
4 hrs

16 hrs

HED 450 Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in Public Health
HED 498 Internship in Public Health OR HED 499 Research in Public Health
General Elective Course
General Elective Course

Total:

3 hrs

6 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs

15 hrs

Majors require a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate. For most students, this means taking an average 15 - 16 hours per semester.

Critical Pathway Course: Students who are successful in this major typically earn a grade of “A” or “B” in this course.

*   Humanities and Fine Arts must include at least 3 hours of History Survey, Literature Survey,   and Fine Arts History.
**  A total of 62 hours maybe transferred from a community college, with 43 technical/career credit hours from an AAS Health Science Program.
*** The Junior and Senior Semesters are to be completed at MUW.

 

Important Advising Notes

  1. UN 101 Freshman Seminar is required for all entering freshmen with fewer than 12 credit- hours earned  (excluding AP and CLEP credit, college credit earned while in high school, and college credit earned during the summer between high school graduation and fall enrollment).

  2. The “Humanities & Fine Arts” requirement is a 12-hour (4 courses) General Education requirement that includes at least 3 hours (1 course) from each of the following areas: History Survey; Literature Survey; Fine Arts/Appreciation. The student must choose an additional course from one of the three areas to complete the 12-hour requirement.  See the General Education requirements for specific courses.

  3. Any approved computer application course will meet this requirement. A Transfer/Substitution  Form must be submitted to the MUW Registrar.  A faculty advisor can assist with this process.

  4. The “Social Sciences” requirement is a General Education requirement and includes courses from Business, Geography. Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Religion or Women’s Studies.  See the General Education requirements for specific courses.

  5. The “Critical Thinking” requirement is a General Education requirement and can be completed with any Philosophy (non-religion) course. See the General Education requirements for specific courses.

  6. “Free Elective” courses can be selected from any course at MUW or an approved transfer course.  These courses are generally selected based on the student’s interests outside the major.

  7. Health-Related elective courses must be 3 credit-hour courses with a KIN or HED prefix (1 credit-hour activity courses will not meet this requirement).  Other approved courses may meet the health-related elective course requirement (e.g., nursing, nutrition, speech-language pathology).

  8. HED 498 Internship in Public Health Education is the capstone course for the program and should be taken in the senior year at an approved off-campus site.  The Public Health Education Internship Coordinator will assist with establishing an appropriate internship site for each student.