Curriculum - Certificate Option
Public Health

The Certificate in Public Health is a post-baccalaureate 12 credit hours program designed to strengthen knowledge and skills in public health. It offers flexibility to students or working professionals who want to develop foundational skills in public health without the commitment of pursuing a graduate degree. The students have up to two years to successfully complete the program.

Admission requirements:

The certificate program is designed for non-degree students. Non-degree students must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 2.70 GPA. There are no specific bachelor's majors required for admission into this program.

Certificate Completion Requirements:

Successful completion of the Certificate program requires that the overall GPA for the Certificate courses be 2.70 or above and that the course work is less than 2 years old upon successful completion.

All the courses are 3 credit hour courses.

Required courses:

  • PH: 400 Introduction to Public Health
  • PH: 450 Social Determinants of Health

Elective Courses:

(must complete any two courses from the list below)

  • PH: 410 The American Health Care System
  • PH: 420 Health Care in Diverse Communities
  • PH: 430 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • PH: 440 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • PH: 460 Public Health Preparedness
  • PH: 470 Environment and Public Health
  • PH: 476 Introduction to Global Health
  • PH: 480 Public Health Research and Evaluation
  • PH: 495 Management, Law and Ethics