University Studies (B.S.) Global Health Concentration
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: University Studies
Concentration: Global Health
Total Hours: 120
The Global Health concentration will allow students to examine a wide variety of health concerns, policies, and topics in relation to the global community. The knowledge and skills obtained through this program of study can be employed in various health industries including public health organizations, health care systems, and school and community health programs. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.
120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum
- 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
- Earning a letter grade of C or better in ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II is strongly encouraged
- BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I & BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL 1406 General Biology I (Majors) & BIOL 1407 General Biology II (Majors), or GEOL 1403 Geology I: Physical Geology & GEOL 1404 Geology II: Historical Geology are preferred for the Life and Physical Sciences core requirement; ENGL 2300 Close Reading II or PHIL 2306 Ethics is preferred for the Language, Philosophy, and Culture core requirement; and MATH 1342 Statistics or PSYC 2317 Introduction to Statistical Methods is preferred for the core component area
- 36 hours within general electives block
- 42 hours within advanced electives block
- All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
- A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
- AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development, AASC 4301 Senior Seminar, and ENGL 3311 Professional Writing are required courses for the advanced electives block. Prerequisites for AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development include a letter grade of C or better in both ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II
- Global Health Academic Area: 12 hours chosen from HLTH 3337 U.S. and International Health Disparities; HLTH 3360 Epidemiology; HLTH 4309 Environmental Hlth & GIS Apps; HLTH 4340 Public Health Program Planning; HLTH 4370 Community Health; HLTH 4380 Human Diseases; HLTH 4301 Workshop In Health—can be considered when the topic is degree related.
- Health Sociology Academic Area: 12 hours chosen from SOCI 3311 Medical Sociology; SOCI 4310 Population Problems; SOCI 4325 Aging Population and Health; SOCI 4335 Global Health Disparity; SOCI 4342 Epidemiology and Global Health; SOCI 4300 Seminar in Sociology—can be considered when the topic is degree related.
- Political Science in a Global Context Academic Area: 9 hours chosen from POLS 3320 International Politics; POLS 3341 Intro to Public Administration; POLS 3343 Public Policy Formulation; POLS 3344 Introduction to Public Policy; POLS 4322 International Law/Institutions; POLS 4362 Special Topics in Political Science - can be considered when the topic is degree related.