Curriculum - Degree  Options (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:

Complete, at the minimum, 72 semester hours of credit accepted by Allen College prior to matriculation at Allen College. Students may complete elective courses while enrolled in the PH program.

  • Humanities: (15 credits)
    • Intermediate Written Communication (3 credit hours)
    • Oral Communication (3 credit hours)
    • Humanities Electives (9 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)
    • Social Science Electives (6 credit hours)
      Defined by Allen College as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Family Services, Management, Anthropology, and Criminology
  • Natural Sciences Electives: (17 credit hours, up to 8 credit hours per each subject area)
    Defined by Allen College as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Mathematics and Physics. At least one course (minimum 3 credit hours) must have a lab.
  • Diversity Elective (3 credit hours)
  • General Elective Requirements: (41 credit hours)
    Defined by Allen College as any transferable college level course (Students with an Associate degree in health care will be automatically awarded 41 General Elective credits).

Students must earn at least 124 credit hours for the degree Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Public Health. All general education courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution of the student's choice.

Sample plans of study - subject to change

Public Health in Health Care Leadership Curriculum

Full-time Study

Fall Required

PH:400 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
PH:410 The American Healthcare System (3 credits)
PH:430 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 credits)

Spring Required

PH:440 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 credits)
PH:450 Population Health (3 credits)
PH:480 Public Health Research & Evaluation (3 credits)

Summer Required

PH:420 Health Care in Diverse Communities (3 credits)
PH:490 Ethics, Law & Healthcare Policy (3 credits)
PH:499 Capstone Project (in Health Care Leadership) (3 credits)

Electives (Must take 3)

AC:307 Collaboration & Communication in Healthcare (3 credits)
NU:447B Nursing Informatics (3 credits)
NU:520 Policy, Organization, & Finance (3 credits)
NU:541 Health Care Informatics (3 credits)
NU:664 Health Care Economics & Financial Management (3 credits)
PH:460 Public Health Preparedness (3 credits) (Spring only)
PH:470 Environment & Public Health (3 credits) (Fall only)
PH:476 Introduction to Global Health (3 credits) (Summer only)

Public Health in Health Care Leadership Curriculum

Part-time Study

Fall Required (Year 1)

PH:400 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
PH:410 The American Healthcare System (3 credits)

Spring Required (Year 1)

PH:440 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 credits)
PH:450 Population Health (3 credits)

Summer Required (Year 1)

PH:420 Health Care in Diverse Communities (3 credits)
PH:490 Ethics, Law & Healthcare Policy (3 credits)

Fall Required (Year 2)

PH:430 Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics (3 credits)

Spring Required (Year 2)

PH:480 Public Health Research & Evaluation (3 credits)

Summer Required (Year 2)

PH:449 Capstone Project (in Health Care Leadership) (3 credits)

Electives (Must take 3)

AC:307 Collaboration & Communication in Healthcare (3 credits)
NU:447B Nursing Informatics (3 credits)
NU:520 Policy, Organization, & Finance (3 credits)
NU:541 Health Care Informatics (3 credits)
NU:664 Health Care Economics & Financial Management (3 credit)
PH:460 Public Health Preparedness (3 credits) (Spring only)
PH:470 Environment & Public Health (3 credits) (Fall only)
PH:476 Introduction to Global Health (3 credits) (Summer only)