Curriculum - (PH)

A student must earn a minimum of 124 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree.

  • General Education Courses:  88 credit hours
  • Public Health Courses:  36 credit hours

General Education Requirements:

All 88 credit hours of required general education coursework must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College. Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the general education courses.

  • Humanities: (15 credits)
    • Written Communication (6 credit hours) (including AC:306 taken at Allen College)
    • Oral Communication (3 credit hours)
    • Humanities Electives (6 credit hours)
      Defined by Allen College as Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, English, Foreign Language, Philosophy, History, Cultures, Civilization, Literature, Religion, Economics and Communication Arts.  
  • Social Sciences: (12 credits)
    • Sociology (3 credit hours)
    • Psychology (3 credit hours)
    • Lifespan Growth & Development (3 credit hours) 
    • Social Science Electives (3 credit hours)
      Defined by Allen College as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics: (17 credit hours)
    • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (3 credit hours)
    • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (3 credit hours) 
    • Introduction to Chemistry with Lab (3 credit hours) 
    • Microbiology (3 credit hours)
    • Nutrition (2 credit hours) 
    • Intro to Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • Diversity Elective (3 credit hours) 
  • Elective Requirements: (41 credit hours)

    Students must earn at least 124 credit hours for the degree Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Public Health.  All general education coures, except AC: 306 Professional Communication, must be completed at a regionally accredited institution of the student's choice.

Sample Plans of Study - Program will start in the fall semester, plans of study subject to change

Full-Time Study

Semester 1 (15 credits)
AC:306 Professional Communications (3 credits)
The American Health Care System (3 credits)
Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 credits)
Health Care in Diverse Communities (3 credits)

Semester 2 (12 credits)
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 credits)
Public Health Preparedness (3 credits)
Population Health and Global Issues in Public Health (3 credits)
Public Health Research and Evaluation (3 credits) OR
NU380 Introduction to Nursing Research (RN Students Only) (3 credits)

Semester 3 (12 credits)
Ethics, Law and Health Care (3 credits)
Public Health Policy (3 credits)
Environment and Public Health (3 credits)
Capstone Project in Public Health   OR
NU:450 Nursing Care of the Community as Client (RN Students Only) (3 credits)

Part-Time Study

Semester 1 (9 credits)

AC:306 Professional Communication (3 credits)
Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 credits)

Semester 2 (6 credits)
Public Health Preparedness (3 credits)
Population Health and Global Issues in Public Health (3 credits)

Semester 3 (6 credits)
Ethics, Law and Health Care (3 credits)
Environment and Public Health (3 credits)

Semester 4 (6 credits)
The American Health Care System (3 credits)
Health Care in Diverse Communities (3 credits)

Semester 5 (6 credits)
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 credits)
Public Health Research and Evaluation   OR
NU:380 Introduction to Nursing Research (RN Students Only) (3 credits)

Semester 6 (6 credits)
Public Health Policy (3 credits)
Capstone Project in Public Health   OR
NU:450 Nursing Care of the Community of Client (RN Students Only) (3 credits)