Bachelor of Science in Population Health - Public Health Emphasis

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Population Health Core Requirements 

MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS)
and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (LAB)
5
FSHD 1020Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)3
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
HLOC 1010Intro to Health Professions2
HLTH 2010Health & Disease3
HLTH 3010Population & Community Health3
HLTH 3020U.S. & World Health Systems3
HLTH 4010Biostatistics & Epidemiology2
HLTH 4910Population Health Capstone3
HLTH 4920Population Health Internship3-6
Complete one Social & Behavioral Sciences Foundation course 1
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
or SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (SS, GC)
or SOC 1020 Social Problems (SS, GC)
or SOC 1200 Sociology of the Family (SS)
Complete one Cultural Competence & Diversity course 1
ANTH 1010Cultural Anthropology (SS, GC)3
or SOC 1020 Social Problems (SS, GC)
or SOC 2630 Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations (SS, GC)
or COMM 3190 Intercultural Communication (GC)

Public Health Emphasis Requirements 

COMM 3200Community Health Communication3
HLTH 3040Environmental Health3
HLTH 3750Health Determinants & Disparities3
HLTH 4020Research Methodology2
or DHYG 4020 Research Methodology
HLTH 4030Leadership & Group Dynamics2
or DHYG 4030 Leadership & Group Dynamics
HLTH 4310Health Promotion3
HLTH 4400Health Law & Policy3
HLTH 4500Global Health3

Population Health Required Electives 

Complete 18 credits from the following:
Provider and Patient Relations
Community Health Communication
Health Communication
Grant and Proposal Writing
Consumer Health Issues
Environmental Health
Healthcare Quality and Safety
Patient Navigation
Health Determinants & Disparities
Genetics & Disease
Infectious Disease
Health Promotion
Global Health
Human Sexuality in a Diverse Society (SS) (GC)

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
FSHD 1500
Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) 3
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab Science) 4
First Year Recommended Elective 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
HLOC 1010 Intro to Health Professions 2
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS)
and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (LAB)
5
FSHD 1020 Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HLOC 1000 Medical Terminology 2
HLTH 2010 Health & Disease 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC) 3
SOC 1020 Social Problems (SS, GC) 3
Elective Course 3
 Hours14
3rd Year
Fall Semester
HLTH 3010 Population & Community Health 3
HLTH 3020 U.S. & World Health Systems 3
Public Health Emphasis Course 3
Public Health Emphasis Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HLTH 4010 Biostatistics & Epidemiology 2
Public Health Emphasis Course 2
Public Health Emphasis Course 2
Population Health Elective 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
HLTH 4910 Population Health Capstone 3
Public Health Emphasis Course 3
Public Health Emphasis Course 3
Population Health Elective 3
Upper Division Elective Course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HLTH 4920 3
Public Health Emphasis Course 3
Public Health Emphasis Course 3
Population Health Elective 3
Elective Course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120