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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Program (BS)

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Public Health Program information  


The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for a wide range of entry level public health positions. The coursework includes the foundational knowledge of public health practice (epidemiology, health policy, global health) and reflects the values of public health: community engagement, disease prevention, health promotion, and serving vulnerable populations.

The program’s major focus on health education prepares students to implement behavior modification and lifestyle changes for individuals, families and communities. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the competencies required to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.  


A. General Education and Prerequisites

The mathematics requirement and ENG 112  or EHS 120  or HON 156  should be completed prior to other courses.

First Year Experience

Students entering the university with fewer than 25 transfer credit hours must fulfill the FYE requirement within their first academic year.

Global Studies

Three credits, selected by the student; recommended:

Fine Arts

Three credits, satisfied by program requirements:

Health and Well Being

Three credits selected by the student.

Mathematics/Finance and Quantitative Literacy

Three credits, satisfied by program requirements.

Natural Sciences (with lab)

Four credits, satisfied by program requirements


Three credits, selected by the student


Three credits, satisfied by program requirements.

D. Managing Diversity (3 credits)

F. Capstone/Internship (3-6 credits)

A grade of B- (2.7) or better in one from:

G. Additional Requirements

  • Approval of required Program Portfolio
  • Completion of Program Key Concepts test for assessment purposes
  • All University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements  

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits

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