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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

General Public Health, B.S.


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The goals of the General Public Health major are to:

  1. Provide students with the dynamics of issues related to infectious diseases, chronic disorders, environmental hazards, injury, abuse, violence and access to health care;
  2. Engage students in developing an understanding of the public health professionalism.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply the public health and community health education interventions to real life situations
  2. Plan and implement health education strategies, interventions, and programs to be able to identify the problem, justify the predicted outcome, analyze the data, and synthesize the conclusion
  3. Assess individual and community needs for health education

Public health is a field of study that offers a variety of job opportunities for a variety of interests and skills. Those who are interested in math, research or working with people, will find a niche in the field of public health. The following is a listing of some of the career opportunities available to a graduate of public health:

  • Health Services Administration
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Education/Behavioral Science
  • Environmental Health
  • International Health
  • Child and Maternal Health
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health Practice/Program Management
  • Biomedical Laboratory
  • Biomedical Research Scientist Professional Public Health

The Major In General Public Health Requires:

General Education Requirement Courses: 44
Public Health Core Required Courses: 51
Restricted Electives: 6
Psychology Elective: 3
Sociology Elective: 3
Free Electives: 15
TOTAL: 122 hours

Requirements


A minimum of 122 hours required to graduate

Analysis and Communication (9 Hrs.)


Quantitative Literacy (3 Hrs.)


Information Technology (3 Hrs.)


Personal and Career Development (8 Hrs.)


(Collegiate Success Skills, Personal Awareness, and Career Exploration)

Psychology Electives (3 Hrs.)


Sociology Electives (3 Hrs.)


Free Electives (15 Hrs.)


Any courses of your choice

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


7th Semester


Total: 14

8th Semester


Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 122


Public Health Professional Major Requirements


A minimum of 128 hours required to graduate

Analysis and Communication (9 Hrs.)


Quantitative Literacy (3 Hrs.)


Information Technology (3 Hrs.)


Personal and Career Development (8 Hrs.)


 (Collegiate Success Skills, Personal Awareness, and Career Exploration)

Biology Electives (8 Hrs.)


(Choose two)

Psychology Restrictive Elective (3 Hrs.)


Sociology Restrictive Elective (3 Hrs.)


Any courses of your choice

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